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Calgary
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City of Calgary
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Nickname(s): Cowtown, The Stampede City
Motto: Onward
Calgary is located in Alberta
Location of Calgary in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°02′42″N 114°03′26″W / 51.045°N 114.05722°W / 51.045; -114.05722
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Calgary Region
Census division 6
Established 1875
Incorporated 1884 (town)
  1894 (city)
Government [1]
 - Mayor Dave Bronconnier
(Past mayors)
 - Governing body Calgary City Council
 - Manager Owen A. Tobert
 - MPs
 - MLAs
Area [2]
 - City 726.50 km2 (280.50 sq mi)
 - Metro 5,107.43 km2 (1,971.99 sq mi)
Elevation 1,048 m (3,438 ft)
Population (2006)
 - City 988,193 (3rd)
 Density 1,435.5/km2 (3,717.9/sq mi)
 Metro 1,079,310 (5th)
 - Metro Density 227.5/km2 (589.2/sq mi)
  [2][3]
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T1Y to T3R
Area code(s) 403 587
Website City of Calgary
.Calgary (pronounced /ˈkælɡri, ˈkælɡəri/) is the largest city in the Province of Alberta, Canada.^ Company: Robots and Pencils Website: http://www.robotsandpencils.com Location: Calgary , Alberta , Canada At Robots and Pencils, we love to make things for the iPhone, Web and Desktop.
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^ Website: http://www.calgarytechnologies.com Location: Calgary , Alberta , Canada Calgary Technologies Inc.
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^ Calgary Crime Map - Showing Crime in Calgary, Canada - Crime Statistics - Crime Alerts - Crime Stops Here Select City .
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It is located in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and high plains, approximately 80 km (50 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The city is located in the Grassland region of Alberta.
In 2006, the City of Calgary had a population of 988,193, making it the third-largest municipality in the country and largest in Alberta.[2] The entire metropolitan area had a 2006 population of 1,079,310, making it the fifth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada.[3] In 2009, Calgary's metropolitan population was estimated at 1,230,248, making it the fourth-largest CMA in Canada.[4]
Located 300 km (200 mi) due south of Edmonton, statisticians define the narrow populated area between these cities as the "Calgary-Edmonton Corridor."[5] Calgary is the largest Canadian metropolitan area between Toronto and Vancouver.
Calgary is well-known as a destination for winter sports and ecotourism with a number of major mountain resorts near the city and metropolitan area. Economic activity in Calgary is mostly centred on the petroleum industry; however, agriculture, tourism, and high-tech industries also contribute to the city's economic growth. In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games.

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History

First settlement

Before the Calgary area was settled by Europeans, it was inhabited by Pre-Clovis people whose presence has been traced back at least 11,000 years.[6] In 1787, cartographer David Thompson spent the winter with a band of Peigan encamped along the Bow River. He was the first recorded European to visit the area, and John Glenn was the first documented European settler in the Calgary area, in 1873.[7] The native way of life remained relatively unchanged until the late 1870s, when Europeans hunted the buffalo to near-extinction.
With the buffalo gone, the natives began trapping beaver and other fur-bearing mammals for the Hudson's Bay Company and North-West Company, who set up trading posts in the Bow Valley and at Rocky Mountain House to the northwest.
Calgary as it appeared circa 1885
The site became a post of the North-West Mounted Police (now the RCMP). The NWMP detachment was assigned in 1875 to protect the western plains from U.S. whiskey traders, and to protect the fur trade. Originally named Fort Brisebois, after NWMP officer Éphrem-A. Brisebois, it was renamed Fort Calgary in 1876 by Colonel James Macleod. It was named after Calgary on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. While there is some disagreement on the naming of the town, the Museum on the Isle of Mull explains that kald and gart are similar Old Norse words, meaning 'cold' and 'garden', that were likely used when named by the Vikings who inhabited the Inner Hebrides.[8] Alternatively, the name might come from the Gaelic, Cala ghearraidh, meaning 'beach of the meadow (pasture)'.
The Calgary Fire of 1886 occurred on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1886. 14 buildings were razed and losses estimated at $103,200. Nobody was killed or injured.[9] To ensure this would never happen again, city officials drafted a law that all large downtown buildings were to be built with Paskapoo sandstone.[10]
When the Canadian Pacific Railway reached the area in 1883 and a rail station was constructed, Calgary began to grow into an important commercial and agricultural centre. The Canadian Pacific Railway headquarters are located in Calgary today. The Calgary townsite had the good fortune to be built at the entrance to the Kicking Horse Pass, one of the few passages through the sheer eastern wall of the Rocky Mountains. .The 10,000–12,000 foot-high peaks denied access to a railway all along their thousand-mile length, except for a narrow valley which led from Calgary into the heart of British Columbia.^ Airdrie, Banff, Calgary, Canmore, Cochrane, Drayton Valley, High River, Jasper, Okotoks, Red Deer, Strathmore, Sundre .
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This meant that the railroad had to be routed through Calgary, which became a major supply station during the construction process. Calgary was officially incorporated as a town in 1884 and elected its first mayor, George Murdoch. In 1894, it was incorporated as "The City of Calgary" in what was then the North-West Territories.[11] After the arrival of the railway, the Dominion Government started leasing grazing land at minimal cost (up to 100,000 acres for one cent per acre per year). As a result of this policy, large ranching operations were established in the outlying country near Calgary. Already a transportation and distribution hub, Calgary quickly became the center of Canada's cattle marketing and meatpacking industries.
Between 1896 and 1914 settlers from all over the world poured into the area in response to the offer of free "homestead" land. Agriculture and ranching became key components of the local economy, shaping the future of Calgary for years to come. The world famous Calgary Stampede, still held annually in July, grew from a small agricultural show and rodeo started in 1912 by four wealthy ranchers to "the greatest outdoor show on earth".
.With its inception in 1924, Banff National Park became an international tourist attraction, along with the Banff Springs Hotel, and Calgary became the staging point for people destined for the park.^ Airdrie, Banff, Calgary, Canmore, Claresholm, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, Red Deer, Strathmore, Waterton Park .
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^ Airdrie, Banff, Calgary, Canmore, Cochrane, High River, Kananaskis (Nakiska Ridgetop), Okotoks, Strathmore, Waterton Park .
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^ Banff, Calgary, Claresholm, Crowsnest, High River, Okotoks, Waterton Park .
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The oil boom

Calgary circa 1969
Oil was first discovered in Alberta in 1902,[12] but it did not become a significant industry in the province until 1947 when huge reserves of it were discovered. Calgary quickly found itself at the centre of the ensuing oil boom. The city's economy grew when oil prices increased with the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973. The population increased by 272,000 in the eighteen years between 1971 (403,000) and 1989 (675,000) and another 345,000 in the next eighteen years (to 1,020,000 in 2007). During these boom years, skyscrapers were constructed at a pace seen by few cities anywhere. The relatively low-rise downtown quickly became dense with tall buildings,[13] a trend that continues to this day.
Calgary's economy was so closely tied to the oil industry that the city's boom peaked with the average annual price of oil in 1981.[14] The subsequent drop in oil prices were cited by industry as reasons for a collapse in the oil industry and consequently the overall Calgary economy. However, low oil prices prevented a full recovery until the 1990s.

Recent history

Downtown Calgary
With the energy sector employing a huge number of Calgarians, the fallout from the economic slump of the early 1980s was understandably significant. The unemployment rate soared.[15] By the end of the decade, however, the economy was in recovery. Calgary quickly realized that it could not afford to put so much emphasis on oil and gas, and the city has since become much more diverse, both economically and culturally. The period during this recession marked Calgary's transition from a mid-sized and relatively nondescript prairie city into a major cosmopolitan and diverse centre. This transition culminated in February 1988, when the city hosted the XV Olympic Winter Games.[16] The success of these games[17] essentially put the city on the world stage.
Thanks in part to escalating oil prices, the economy in Calgary and Alberta was booming until the end of 2008, and the region of nearly 1.1 million people was the fastest growing economy in the country.[18] .While the oil and gas industry comprise an important part of the economy, the city has invested a great deal into other areas such as tourism and high-tech manufacturing.^ They invest in traditional venture areas as well as clean technology such as solar, battery, high efficiency engines, lighting, greener materials like cement, glass and bio-refineries for energy and bioplastics.
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^ Zoocasa provides Canadians with the ability to not only search for their next residence but the site also allows them to search for other important factors such as walkability, nearby schools, and neighbourhoods.
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Over 3.1 million people now visit the city annually[19] for its many festivals and attractions, especially the Calgary Stampede. The nearby mountain resort towns of Banff, Lake Louise, and Canmore are also becoming increasingly popular with tourists, and are bringing people into Calgary as a result. Other modern industries include light manufacturing, high-tech, film, e-commerce, transportation, and services. The city has ranked highly[20] in quality of life surveys: 25th in 2006, 24th in 2007 and 25th again in the 2008 Mercer Quality of Living Survey,[21] and 10th best city to live in according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).[22] Calgary ranked as the world's cleanest city by Forbes Magazine in 2007.[23]

Geography

Map of Calgary
Calgary is located at the transition zone between the Canadian Rockies foothills and the Canadian Prairies, and is relatively hilly as a result. Calgary's elevation is approximately 1,048 m (3,438 ft) above sea level downtown, and 1,083 m (3,553 ft) at the airport. The city proper covers a land area of 726.5 km2 (280.5 sq mi) (as of 2006)[24] and as such exceeds the land area of the City of Toronto.
There are two major rivers that run through the city. The Bow River is the largest and flows from the west to the south. The Elbow River flows northwards from the south until it converges with the Bow River near downtown. Since the climate of the region is generally dry, dense vegetation occurs naturally only in the river valleys, on some north-facing slopes, and within Fish Creek Provincial Park.
The city is large in physical area, consisting of an inner city surrounded by communities of various density. Unlike most cities with a sizable metropolitan area, most of Calgary's suburbs are incorporated into the city proper, with the notable exceptions of the city of Airdrie to the north, Cochrane to the northwest, Strathmore to the east, and the Springbank and Bearspaw acreages to the west. Though it is not technically within Calgary's metropolitan area, the town of Okotoks is only a short distance to the south and is considered a suburb as well. The Calgary Economic Region includes slightly more area than the CMA and has a population of 1,251,600[25] in 2008.
The city has undertaken numerous land annexation procedures over the years to keep up with growth; the most recent was completed in July 2007 and saw the city annex the neighbouring hamlet of Shepard, and place its boundaries adjacent to the hamlet of Balzac and within very short distances of the city of Airdrie and town of Chestermere.[26] Despite this proximity, there are presently no plans for Calgary to annex either Airdrie or Chestermere, and in fact Chestermere's administration has a growth plan in the works that calls for it annexing the intervening land between the town and Calgary.[27]
The city of Calgary proper is immediately surrounded by two municipal districts, Rocky View No. 44 to the north, west and east; and Foothills No. 31 to the south.

Calgary's neighbourhoods

The downtown region of the city consists of five neighbourhoods: Eau Claire (including the Festival District), the Downtown West End, the Downtown Commercial Core, Chinatown, and the Downtown East Village (also part of the Rivers District). The commercial core is itself divided into a number of districts including the Stephen Avenue Retail Core, the Entertainment District, the Arts District and the Government District. Distinct from downtown and south of 9th Avenue is Calgary's densest neighbourhood, the Beltline. The area includes a number of communities such as Connaught, Victoria Crossing and a portion of the Rivers District. The Beltline is the focus of major planning and rejuvenation initiatives on the part of the municipal government[28] to increase the density and liveliness of Calgary's centre.
Adjacent to, or directly radiating from the downtown are the first of the inner-city communities. These include Crescent Heights, Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill, Hillhurst/Sunnyside (including Kensington BRZ), Bridgeland, Renfrew, Mount Royal, Mission, Ramsay and Inglewood and Albert Park/Radisson Heights directly to the east. The inner city is, in turn, surrounded by relatively dense and established neighbourhoods such as Rosedale and Mount Pleasant to the north; Bowness, Parkdale and Glendale to the west; Park Hill, South Calgary (including Marda Loop), Bankview, Altadore, and Killarney to the south; and Forest Lawn/International Avenue to the east. Lying beyond these, and usually separated from one another by highways, are the suburban communities. In all, there are over 180 distinct neighbourhoods within the city limits.[29]
Several of Calgary's neighbourhoods were initially separate towns that were annexed by the city as it grew. These include Bowness, Montgomery, Forest Lawn, Midnapore, Rosedale and, most recently in 2007, Shepard.[30]

Climate

Northern lights over the city of Calgary
Calgary has a semi-arid, highland continental climate with long, dry, but highly variable, winters and short, moderately warm summers (Koppen climate classification Dfb, USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 3b).[31][32] The climate is greatly influenced by the city's elevation and close proximity to the Rocky Mountains. Calgary's winters can be uncomfortably cold; but warm, dry Chinook winds routinely blow into the city from the Pacific Ocean during the winter months, giving Calgarians a break from the cold. These winds have been known to raise the winter temperature by up to 15 °C (27 °F) in just a few hours, and may last several days. The chinooks are such a common feature of Calgary's winters that only one month (January 1950) has failed to witness a thaw over more than 100 years of weather observations. More than one half of all winter days see the daily maximum rise above 0 °C (32 °F).
.Calgary is a city of extremes, and temperatures have ranged anywhere from a record low of −45 °C (−49 °F) in 1893 to a record high of 36 °C (97 °F) in 1919. Temperatures fall below −30 °C (−22.0 °F) on about five days per year, though extreme cold spells usually do not last very long.^ After 30 days they will then have the option of upgrading to the Plus service for $3.99 per month.
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According to Environment Canada, the average temperature in Calgary ranges from a January daily average of −9 °C (16 °F) to a July daily average of 16 °C (61 °F).[33]
A chinook over Calgary.
As a consequence of Calgary's high elevation and relative dryness, summer evenings can be very cool. The average summer minimum temperature drops to 10 °C (50 °F). Calgary may experience summer daytime temperatures exceeding 29 °C (84 °F) anytime in June, July, & August, and occasionally as late as September or as early as May. With an average relative humidity of 55% in the winter and 45% in the summer, Calgary has a semi-arid climate typical of other cities in the Western Great Plains and Canadian Prairies. .Unlike cities further east such as Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa or even Winnipeg, humidity is rarely a factor during the Calgary summer.^ Atlantic-Canada Calgary Denver-Boulder Edmonton Global Halifax Kelowna Kitchener-Waterloo Mobile Montréal Ottawa Portland San Francisco Seattle South-Florida Toronto Vancouver Victoria Waterloo Winnipeg .
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The city is among the sunniest in Canada, with 2,400 hours of annual sunshine, on average. Calgary International Airport in the northeastern section of the city receives an average of 412.6 mm (16.24 in) of precipitation annually, with 320.6 mm (12.62 in) of that occurring in the form of rain, and 126.7 cm (49.9 in) as snow.[33] Most of the precipitation occurs from May to August, with June averaging the most monthly rainfall. In June 2005, Calgary received 248 mm (9.76 in) of precipitation, making it the wettest month in the city's recorded history.[34] Droughts are not uncommon and may occur at any time of the year, lasting sometimes for months or even several years. Precipitation decreases somewhat from west to east; consequently, groves of trees on the western outskirts largely give way to treeless grassland around the eastern city limit. Located in Southern Alberta, Calgary endures several very cold spells in most winters (although they are punctuated by warm spells). Snow depths of greater than 1 cm are seen on about 88 days each year in Calgary compared with about 65 days in Toronto.
Calgary averages more than 22 days a year with thunderstorms, with most all of them occurring in the summer months. Calgary lies on the edge of Alberta's hailstorm alley and is prone to damaging hailstorms every few years. A hailstorm that struck Calgary on September 7, 1991, was one of the most destructive natural disasters in Canadian history, with over $400 million dollars in damage.[35] Being west of the dry line on most occasions, tornadoes are rare in the region.
General seasons (not well-defined in Calgary due to highly variable climate)
  • Winter: November through March
  • Spring: April through May
  • Summer: June through August
  • Autumn: September through October
Climate data for Calgary International Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.5
(62)
22.6
(73)
22.8
(73)
29.4
(85)
32.4
(90)
35
(95)
36.1
(97)
35.6
(96)
33.3
(92)
29.4
(85)
22.8
(73)
19.5
(67)
36.1
(97)
Average high °C (°F) −2.8
(27)
−0.1
(32)
4
(39)
11.3
(52)
16.4
(62)
20.2
(68)
22.9
(73)
22.5
(73)
17.6
(64)
12.1
(54)
2.8
(37)
−1.3
(30)
10.5
(51)
Daily mean °C (°F) −8.9
(16)
−6.1
(21)
−1.9
(29)
4.6
(40)
9.8
(50)
13.8
(57)
16.2
(61)
15.6
(60)
10.8
(51)
5.4
(42)
−3.1
(26)
−7.4
(19)
4.1
(39)
Average low °C (°F) −15.1
(5)
−12
(10)
−7.8
(18)
−2.1
(28)
3.1
(38)
7.3
(45)
9.4
(49)
8.6
(47)
4
(39)
−1.4
(29)
−8.9
(16)
−13.4
(8)
−2.4
(28)
Record low °C (°F) −44.4
(-48)
−45
(-49)
−37.2
(-35)
−30
(-22)
−16.7
(2)
−3.3
(26)
−0.6
(31)
−3.2
(26)
−13.3
(8)
−25.7
(-14)
−35
(-31)
−42.8
(-45)
−45
(-49)
Precipitation mm (inches) 11.6
(0.46)
8.8
(0.35)
17.4
(0.69)
23.9
(0.94)
60.3
(2.37)
79.8
(3.14)
67.9
(2.67)
58.8
(2.31)
45.7
(1.8)
13.9
(0.55)
12.3
(0.48)
12.2
(0.48)
412.6
(16.24)
Rainfall mm (inches) 0.2
(0.01)
0.1
(0)
1.7
(0.07)
11.5
(0.45)
51.4
(2.02)
79.8
(3.14)
67.9
(2.67)
58.7
(2.31)
41.7
(1.64)
6.2
(0.24)
1.2
(0.05)
0.3
(0.01)
320.6
(12.62)
Snowfall cm (inches) 17.7
(7)
13.4
(5.3)
21.9
(8.6)
15.4
(6.1)
9.7
(3.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
4.8
(1.9)
9.9
(3.9)
16.4
(6.5)
17.6
(6.9)
126.7
(49.9)
Sunshine hours 117.4 141.4 177.6 218.8 253.7 280.3 314.9 281.9 207.7 180.5 123.9 107.4 2,405.3
Source: Environment Canada[36] May 2009

Flora and fauna

Numerous plant and animal species are found within and around Calgary. The Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir has the northern limit of its range at Calgary.[37] Another conifer of widespread distribution found in the Calgary area is White Spruce, Picea glauca.

Culture

Olympic Plaza in the Arts District
Calgary's urban scene has changed considerably since the beginning of the city's rapid growth. Today, Calgary is a modern cosmopolitan city that still retains much of its traditional culture of hotel saloons, western bars, night clubs, football and hockey.[citation needed] Following its revival in the 1990s, Calgary has also become a centre for country music in Canada. As such, it is referred to by some as the "Nashville of the North."[citation needed]
Calgary also has a number of multicultural areas. It has one of the largest Chinatowns in Canada, as well as a "Little Italy" in the Bridgeland neighbourhood. Forest Lawn is among the most diverse areas in the city and as such, the area around 17 Avenue SE within the neighbourhood is also known as International Avenue. The district is home to many ethnic restaurants and stores.
While many Calgarians continue to live in the city's suburbs, more central districts such as 17 Avenue, Kensington, Inglewood, Forest Lawn, Marda Loop and the Mission District have become more popular and density in those areas has increased.[citation needed] The nightlife and the availability of cultural venues in these areas has gradually begun to evolve as a result.[citation needed]
The Calgary Public Library is a public library network with 17 branches throughout the city, including a large central library in the downtown core.
Calgary is the site of the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, a 4 million ft³ (113,000 m³) performing arts, culture and community facility. The auditorium is one of two "twin" facilities in the province, the other located in Edmonton, each being locally known as the "Jube." The 2,538-seat auditorium was opened in 1957[38] and has been host to hundreds of Broadway musical, theatrical, stage and local productions. The Calgary Jube is the resident home of the Alberta Ballet, the Calgary opera, the Kiwanis Music Festival, and the annual civic Remembrance Day ceremonies. Both auditoriums operate 365 days a year, and are run by the provincial government. Both received major renovations as part of the province's centennial in 2005.
Calgary is also home to a number of theatre companies; among them are One Yellow Rabbit, which shares the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projectsand Theatre Junction Grand, culture house dedicated for the contemporary live arts. Calgary was also the birthplace of the improvisational theatre games known as Theatresports. The Calgary International Film Festival is also held in the city annually, as well as the International Festival of Animated Objects.
Visual and conceptual artists like the art collective United Congress are active in the city. There are a number of art galleries in the downtown, many of them concentrated along the Stephen Avenue and 17 Avenue corridors.[39] The largest of these is the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC). Calgary is also home to the Alberta College of Art and Design.
A number of marching bands are based in Calgary. They include the Calgary Round-Up Band, the Calgary Stetson Show Band, and the two-time World Association for Marching Show Bands champions, the Calgary Stampede Showband, as well as military bands including the Band of HMCS Tecumseh, the Regimental Band of the King's Own Calgary Regiment, and the Regimental Pipes and Drums of The Calgary Highlanders. .There are many other civilian pipe bands in the city, notably the Calgary Police Service Pipe Band.^ Although many Canadian music lovers will be thrilled at the news there will be major differences in the service.
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[40]
Calgary hosts a number of annual festivals and events. These include the Calgary International Film Festival, the Calgary Folk Music Festival, FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival, the Folk Music Festival, the Greek Festival, Carifest, Wordfest Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival, the Lilac Festival, GlobalFest, the Calgary Fringe Festival, Summerstock, Festival, Expo Latino, Calgary Gay Pride, and many other cultural and ethnic festivals. Calgary's best-known event is the Calgary Stampede, which has occurred each July since 1912. It is one of the largest festivals in Canada, with a 2005 attendance of 1,242,928 at the 10-day rodeo and exhibition.[41]
Several museums are located in the city. The Glenbow Museum is the largest in western Canada and includes an art gallery and first nations gallery.[42] Other major museums include the Chinese Cultural Centre (at 70,000 sq ft (6,500 m2), the largest stand-alone cultural centre in Canada),[43] the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum (at Canada Olympic Park), The Military Museums, the Cantos Music Museum and the Aero Space Museum.
The Calgary area also draws filmmakers. Numerous motion pictures have been filmed in the general area. The Tom Selleck picture Crossfire Trail was shot on a ranch near Calgary though the stated setting of the film is Wyoming.
The Calgary Herald and the Calgary Sun are the main newspapers in Calgary. Global, Citytv, CTV and CBC television networks have local studios in the city.

Sports and recreation

In large part due to its proximity to the Rocky Mountains, Calgary has traditionally been a popular destination for winter sports. Since hosting the 1988 Winter Olympics, the city has also been home to a number of major winter sporting facilities such as Canada Olympic Park (luge, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, downhill skiing, snowboarding, and some summer sports) and the Olympic Oval (speed skating and hockey). These facilities serve as the primary training venues for a number of competitive athletes.
In the summer, the Bow River is very popular among fly-fishermen. Golfing is also an extremely popular activity for Calgarians and the region has a large number of courses.
Calgary hosted the 2009 World Water Ski Championship Festival in August, at the Predator Bay Water Ski Club which is situated approximately 40 Kilometers south of the city.
As part of the wider Battle of Alberta, the city's sports teams enjoy a popular rivalry with their Edmonton counterparts, most notably the rivalries between the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, and the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos.
The city also has a large number of urban parks including Fish Creek Provincial Park, Nose Hill Park, Bowness Park, Edworthy Park, the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Confederation Park, and Prince's Island Park. Nose Hill Park is the largest municipal park in Canada. Connecting these parks and most of the city's neighbourhoods is one of the most extensive multi-use (walking, bike, rollerblading, etc) path systems in North America.[44]
A founder of the city's professional wrestling tradition was Stu Hart, patriarch of one of the most prominent families in the history of the business.
Professional sports teams
Club League Venue Established Championships
Calgary Flames National Hockey League Pengrowth Saddledome 1980 1
Calgary Stampeders Canadian Football League McMahon Stadium 1945 6
Calgary Roughnecks National Lacrosse League Pengrowth Saddledome 2001 2
Calgary Vipers Golden Baseball League Foothills Stadium 2004 1
Amateur and junior clubs
Club League Venue Established Championships
Calgary Hitmen Western Hockey League Pengrowth Saddledome 1995 1
Calgary Canucks Alberta Junior Hockey League Max Bell Centre 1971 9
Calgary Royals Alberta Junior Hockey League Father David Bauer Olympic Arena 1990 1
Calgary Oval X-Treme Western Women's Hockey League Olympic Oval 1995 4
Calgary Mavericks Rugby Canada Super League Calgary Rugby Park 1998 1
Calgary Speed Skating Association Speed Skating Canada Olympic Oval 1990 10
Calgary United F.C. Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League Stampede Corral 2007 0

Attractions

Downtown Calgary seen from Prince's Island
Calgary's downtown features an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, cultural venues, shopping (most notably, TD Square, Calgary Eaton Centre, Stephen Avenue and Eau Claire Market), and public squares such as Olympic Plaza. Downtown tourist attractions include the Calgary Zoo, the Telus World of Science, the Telus Convention Centre, the Chinatown district, the Glenbow Museum, the Calgary Tower, the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC) and the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts. At 2.5 acres (1.01 ha), the Devonian Gardens is one of the largest urban indoor gardens in the world,[45] and it is located on the 4th floor of TD Square (above the shopping). Located here is The Core Shopping center, resident to many popular stores including Urban, Henry Singer, Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen. The downtown region is also home to Prince's Island Park, an urban park located just north of the Eau Claire district. Directly to the south of downtown is Midtown and the Beltline. This area is quickly becoming one of the city's densest and most active mixed use areas. At the district's core is the popular "17 Avenue", which is known for its many bars and nightclubs, restaurants, and shopping venues. During the Calgary Flames' playoff run in 2004, 17 Avenue was frequented by over 50,000 fans and supporters per game night. The concentration of red jersey-wearing fans led to the street's playoff moniker, the "Red Mile." Downtown Calgary is easily accessed using the city's C-Train light rail (LRT) transit system.
Attractions on the west side of the city include the Heritage Park Historical Village historical park, depicting life in pre-1914 Alberta and featuring working historic vehicles such as a steam train, paddlewheel boat and electric streetcar. The village itself comprises a mixture of replica buildings and historic structures relocated from southern Alberta. Other major city attractions include Canada Olympic Park, and Spruce Meadows. In addition to the many shopping areas in the city centre, there are a number of large suburban shopping complexes in Calgary. Among the largest are Chinook Centre and Southcentre Mall in the south, WestHills and Signal Hill in the southwest, South Trail Crossing and Deerfoot Meadows in the southeast, Market Mall in the northwest, Sunridge Mall and the newly built CrossIron Mills just north of the city limits in the northeast.
Calgary's downtown can easily be recognized by its numerous skyscrapers. Some of these structures, such as the Calgary Tower and the Pengrowth Saddledome are unique enough to be symbols of Calgary. Office buildings tend to concentrate within the commercial core, while residential towers occur most frequently within the Downtown West End and the Beltline, south of downtown. These buildings are iconographic of the city's booms and busts, and it is easy to recognize the various phases of development that have shaped the image of downtown. The first skyscraper building boom occurred during the late 1950s and continued through to the 1970s. After 1980, during the recession, many high-rise construction projects were immediately halted. It was not until the late 1980s and through to the early 1990s that major construction began again, initiated by the 1988 Winter Olympics and stimulated by the growing economy.
In total, there are 10 office towers that are at least 150 metres (500 ft) (usually around 40 floors) or higher. The tallest of these is the Suncor Energy Centre (formerly known as the Petro-Canada Centre), which is the tallest office tower in Canada outside Toronto.[46] Calgary's Bankers Hall Towers are also the tallest twin towers in Canada. Several larger office towers are planned for downtown: The Bow, Jamieson Place, Eighth Avenue Place (two towers), Centennial Place (two towers), City Centre (two towers), and the highly anticipated (although only rumoured) Imperial Oil and First Canadian Centre II towers. As of 2008, Calgary had 264 completed high-rise buildings, with 42 more under construction, another 13 approved for construction and 63 more proposed.
To connect many of the downtown office buildings, the city also boasts the world's most extensive skyway network (elevated indoor pedestrian bridges), officially called the +15. The name derives from the fact that the bridges are usually 15 feet (4.6 m) above grade.[47]

Demographics

Ethnic Origin[48]
Ethnic Group Population Percent
Canadian 237,740 25.64%
English 214,500 23.13%
Scottish 164,665 17.76%
German 164,420 17.73%
Irish 140,030 15.10%
Ukrainian 125,720 13.56%
French 113,005 12.19%
The population of the City of Calgary according to its 2009 municipal census is 1,065,455.[49]
According the 2006 Statistics Canada federal census,[24] there were 988,193 people living within the City of Calgary proper. Of this population, 49.9 per cent were male and 50.1 per cent were female. Children under five accounted for approximately 6.0 per cent of the resident population of Calgary. This compares with 6.2 per cent in Alberta, and almost 5.6 per cent for Canada overall.
In 2006, the average age in Calgary was 35.7 years of age compared with 36.0 for Alberta and 39.5 years of age for all of Canada.
In 2001, the population was 878,866,[50] while in 1996 Calgary had 768,082 inhabitants.
Between 2001 and 2006, Calgary's population grew by 12.4 percent. During the same time period, the population of Alberta increased by 10.6 percent, while that of Canada grew by 5.4 percent. The population density of Calgary averaged 1,360.2 inhabitants per square kilometer (3,522.9/sq mi), compared with an average of 5.1 inhabitants per square kilometer (13.2/sq mi) for the province.
.A city-administered census, conducted annually to assist in negotiating financial agreements with the provincial and federal governments, showed a population of just over 991,000 in 2006. The population of the Calgary Census Metropolitan Area was just over 1.1 million, and the Calgary Economic Region posted a population of just under 1.17 million in 2006. On July 25, 2006 the municipal government officially acknowledged the birth of the city's one millionth resident, with the census indicating that the population is rising by approximately 98 people per day.^ July 17, 2006 .
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[51] This date was arrived at only by means of assumption and statistical approximation and only took into account children born to Calgarian parents. A net migration of 25,794 persons/year was recorded in 2006, a significant increase from 12,117 in 2005.[52]
Calgary is the main city of Census Division No. 6 and the Calgary Regional Partnership.
Visible Minorities and Aboriginals Peoples
Calgary CMA is the third most diverse in Canada in terms of visible minorities after Toronto and Vancouver when considering only CMAs with population greater than 200,000.[53]
City of Calgary 2006
Source: Statistics Canada 2006[54]
Population  % of Group  % of Total Population
Visible minority group Chinese 65,365 28.1 6.7
Black 20,540 8.8 2.1
Filipino 24,915 10.7 2.5
South Asian 56,210 24.2 5.7
West Asian 5,930 2.6 0.6
Arabs 11,245 4.8 1.2
Latin American 13,120 5.6 1.3
Southeast Asian 15,410 6.6 1.6
Korean 6,710 2.9 0.7
Japanese 4,490 1.9 0.5
Multiple minorities 6,605 2.8 0.7
Not Included Elsewhere 1,920 0.8 0.2
Total Visible Minorities 232,465 100 23.7
Total Aboriginal Identity Population 24,425 2.5
Not A Visible Minority or Aboriginal 722,600 73.8
Total population 979,485 100
Population History[55][56][57]
Year Population  % Change
1901 4,091
1911 43,704 968.3
1921 63,305 44.8
1931 81,636 29.0
1941 87,267 6.9
1951 129,060 47.9
1961 249,641 93.4
1971 403,320 61.6
1981 591,857 46.7
1991 708,593 19.7
2001 879,003 24.0
2006 988,193 12.4
2009 (Civic census) 1,065,455 7.8

Government and politics

Calgary's New City Hall and Old City Hall
Calgary is generally considered a conservative city, dominated by traditional small-c social conservatives and fiscal conservatives.[58] As the city is a corporate power-centre, a high percentage of the workforce is employed in white-collar jobs. The high concentration of oil and gas corporation led to the rise of Peter Lougheed’s Progressive Conservative Party in 1971.[59] During the 1990s the city's mainstream political culture was dominated by the right-wing Reform Party of Canada federally, and the Progressive Conservatives provincially.
The Green Party of Canada has also made inroads in Calgary, exemplified by results of the 2004 federal election where they achieved 7.5% of the vote across the city and 11.3% in the Calgary North Centre riding. The right-wing Alberta Alliance became active during the 26th Alberta general election and campaigned for fiscally and socially conservative reforms. However, the Alberta Alliance and its successor, the Wildrose Alliance, did not manage to make inroads in the 2008 Provincial election.
However, as Calgary's population has increased, so has the diversity of its politics. One growing alternative movement was recently active during the 2000 World Petroleum Congress demonstrations and the J26 G8 2002 protests. Protesters were a mix of locals and outsiders. The city has chapters of various activist organizations, as well as an Anti-Capitalist Convergence.
Municipal politics
Calgary is governed in accordance with Alberta's Municipal Government Act (1995).[60] The citizens vote for members of the Calgary City Council every three years, the next being October 18, 2010. City Council consists of the mayor and 14 ward aldermen. The mayor is Dave Bronconnier who was first elected in 2001.[1]
The city has an operating budget of $2.1 billion for 2007, supported 41% by property taxes. $757 million in property taxes are collected annually, with $386 million from residential and $371 million from non-residential properties.[61] 54% of expenditures are for city employee salary, wages, and benefits.[61]
Provincial politics
Calgary is represented by 23 provincial MLAs including 18 members of the Progressive Conservatives and five members of the Alberta Liberals. For exactly 14 years (from December 14, 1992 to December 14, 2006), the provincial premier and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta, Ralph Klein, held the Calgary Elbow seat. Klein was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in 1989 and resigned on September 20, 2006.[62] He was succeeded as provincial premier and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party by Ed Stelmach, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville. Following this leadership change Calgary saw its leadership and representation on provincial matters further reduced as its representation on the provincial cabinet was reduced from eight to three[63] with only one Calgary MLA, Greg Melchin, retaining a cabinet seat. In June 2007 Ralph Klein's old riding, a seat the PC Party held since it took office in 1971 fell to Alberta Liberal Craig Cheffins during a by-election.[64] In the run up to the 2008 general election pundits predicted significant Tory losses in traditional stronghold that many felt was being taken for granted and ignored.
The 2008 election saw the Liberals increase their seat count in the city by one to five. While the results in Calgary were not particularly surprising given the grievances especially in Central Calgary with the Stelmach administration, the fact that they happened in the face of significant PC gains in Edmonton was. The Liberals were reduced to nine seats overall, meaning for the first time ever the majority of their caucus represents Calgary ridings.
Federal politics
All eight of Calgary's federal MPs are members of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC).[65] The CPC's predecessors have traditionally held the majority of the city's federal seats. The federal electoral district of Calgary Southwest is held by Prime Minister and CPC leader Stephen Harper. Coincidentally, the same seat was also held by Preston Manning, the leader of the Reform Party of Canada, a predecessor of CPC. Joe Clark, former Prime Minister and former leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (also a predecessor of the CPC), held the riding of Calgary Centre. Of Canada's 22 prime ministers, two have represented a Calgary riding while prime minister. The first was R. B. Bennett from Calgary West, who held that position from 1930 to 1935.

Economy

Headquarters of WestJet
Employment by industry[50]
Industry Calgary Alberta
Agriculture 6.1% 10.9%
Manufacturing 15.8% 15.8%
Trade 15.9% 15.8%
Finance 6.4% 5.0%
Health and education 25.1% 18.8%
Business services 25.1% 18.8%
Other services 16.5% 18.7%
Calgary's economy is not dominated by the oil and gas industry to the extent it used to be, although it is still the single largest contributor to the city's GDP. In 2006, Calgary's real GDP (in constant 1997 dollars) was C$52.386 billion, of which oil, gas and mining contributed 12%).[66] .The larger oil and gas companies are BP, EnCana, Imperial Oil, Suncor Energy, Shell Canada, and TransCanada, making the city home to 87% of Canada's oil and natural gas producers and 66% of coal producers.^ CERI 2007 Oil Conference: Canada - Energy Superpower .
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[67]
Labour force (2006)[24]
Rate Calgary Alberta Canada
Employment 72.3% 70.9% 62.4%
Unemployment 4.1% 4.3% 6.6%
Participation 75.4% 70.9% 66.8%
In 1996, Canadian Pacific Railway moved its head office from Montreal to Calgary, and, with 3,100 employees, is among the city's top employers.[citation needed] In 2005, Imperial Oil moved its headquarters from Toronto to Calgary in order to take advantage of Alberta's favourable corporate taxes and to be closer to its oil operations.[68] This involved the relocation of approximately 400 families.
Some other large employers include Shaw Communications (7,500 employees), NOVA Chemicals (4,900 employees), Telus (4,500 employees), Nexen (3,200 employees), CNRL (2,500 employees), Shell Canada (2,200 employees), Dow Chemical Canada (2,000 employees).[citation needed]
In October 2006, EnCana announced the construction of the Bow, a 58-floor skyscraper in the downtown core of the city. This new corporate headquarters for the company will become, when completed, the tallest building in Canada outside of Toronto.[69]
As of 2005, Calgary had a labour force of 649,300 (a 76.3% participation rate).[70] In 2006, Calgary had the lowest unemployment rate (3.2%) among major cities in Canada,[71] and as a result, there is an extreme shortage of workers, both skilled and unskilled.[72] It is common to see signing bonuses for workers in the service industry as well as starting wages for grade school students up to $15 per hour at local fast food eateries.[73][74] Downtown hotels have had to shut down floors due to a lack of staff to clean all the rooms. Calgary's housing boom, combined with large road construction projects and competition from oil fields with high wages to the north, has created a strain on the labour force.
WestJet is headquartered in Calgary, by Calgary International Airport.[75] Prior to its dissolution, Canadian Airlines was headquartered in Calgary by the airport.[76] Prior to its dissolution, Air Canada subsidiary Zip was headquartered in Calgary.[77]

Education

SAIT Heritage Hall
In the year 2005 roughly 97,000 students attended K-12 in about 215 schools in the English language public school system run by the Calgary Board of Education.[78] Another 43,000 attend about 95 schools in the separate English language Calgary Catholic School District board.[79] The much smaller Francophone community has their own French language school boards (public and Catholic), which are both based in Calgary, but serve a larger regional district. There are also several public charter schools in the city. Calgary has a number of unique schools, including the country's first high school exclusively designed for Olympic-calibre athletes, the National Sport School. Calgary is also home to many private schools including Rundle College, Rundle Academy, Clear Water Academy, Chinook Winds Adventist Academy, Webber Academy,Delta West Academy, Masters Academy, Menno Simons Christian School, West Island College and Edge School.
Calgary is also home to Western Canada's largest public high school, Lord Beaverbrook High School, with 2241 students enrolled in the 2005–2006 school year.[80]
Calgary is the site of five major public post-secondary institutions. The University of Calgary is Calgary's primary large degree-granting facility, and enrolled 28,807 students in 2006.[81] Other post-secondary institutions include Mount Royal University, with 13,000 students, granting degrees in a number of fields; and SAIT Polytechnic, with over 14,000 students, provides polytechnic and apprentice education, granting certificates, diplomas and applied degrees. SAIT's main campus is in the Northwest quadrant, just north of downtown.
Smaller post-secondary institutions include Bow Valley College and Alberta College of Art and Design.
There are also several private liberal arts institutions including Ambrose University College, official Canadian university college of the Church of the Nazarene and the Christian and Missionary Alliance and St. Mary's University College. As well, Calgary is home to DeVry Career College's only Canadian campus.

Media

Infrastructure

Transportation
Calgary's C-Train system.
Calgary is considered a transportation hub for much of central and western Canada. Calgary International Airport (YYC), in the city's northeast, is the third largest in Canada by aircraft movements and is a major cargo hub. Non-stop destinations include cities throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Central America, and Asia. Calgary's presence on the Trans-Canada Highway and the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) mainline (which includes the CPR Alyth Yard) also make it an important hub for freight. The Rocky Mountaineer and Royal Canadian Pacific operates railtour service to Calgary; VIA Rail no longer provides intercity rail service to Calgary.
Calgary maintains a major streets network and a freeway system. Much of the system is on a grid where roads are numbered with avenues running east–west and streets running north–south. Roads in predominantly residential areas as well as freeways and expressways do not generally conform to the grid and are usually not numbered as a result. However, it is a developer and city convention in Calgary that non-numbered streets within a new community have the same name prefix as the community itself so that streets can more easily be located within the city.
Calgary Transit provides public transportation services throughout the city with buses and light rail. Calgary's rail system, known as the C-Train was one of the first such systems in North America and consists of three lines (two routes) on 42.1 kilometres (26.2 mi) of track (mostly at grade with a dedicated right-of-way carrying 42% of the downtown working population). In the third quarter of 2009, the C-Train system had an average of 218,200 riders per weekday, the fourth busiest light rail system in North America behind the Monterrey Metro,[82] the Toronto Transit Commission's light rail system and Boston's Green Line.[83] The bus system has over 160 routes and is operated by 800 vehicles.[84][85]
As an alternative to the over 260 kilometres (162 mi) of shared bikeways on streets, the city has a network of multi-use (bicycle, walking, rollerblading, etc) paths spanning over 635 kilometres (395 mi).[44]

Health Care

Medical centres and hospitals
Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Special Services Building (SSB)
Calgary has three major adult acute care hospitals and one major pediatric acute care site; the Foothills Medical Centre, which is the largest hospital in Alberta, the Peter Lougheed Centre, the Rockyview General Hospital, and the Alberta Children's Hospital, which is the largest hospital in the prairie provinces for sick kids, respectively. They are all overseen by the Alberta Health Services: Calgary Health Region. Calgary is also home to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the leading cancer centre in Alberta (located at the Foothills Medical Centre), the Grace Women's Health Centre, which provides a variety of care,and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute. In addition, the Sheldon M. Chumir Centre (a large 24 hour assessment clinic), and the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre (RRDTC), as well as hundreds of smaller medical and dental clinics operate in Calgary. The University of Calgary Medical Centre also operates in partnership with the Calgary Health Region, by researching cancer, cardiovascular, diabetes, joint injury, arthritis and genetics.[86]
The four largest Calgary hospitals have a combined total of more than 2,100 beds, and employ over 11,500 people.[87]
Peter Lougheed Centre South entrance
Foothills Medical Centre -the largest hospital in Alberta. Main building

Military

The presence of the Canadian military has been part of Calgary's economy and culture since the early years of the 20th century, beginning with the assignment of a squadron of Strathcona's Horse. After many failed attempts to create the city's own unit, the 103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles) was finally authorized on April 1, 1910. Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Calgary was established as Currie Barracks and Harvie Barracks following the Second World War. The base remained the most significant Department of National Defence (DND) institution in the city until it was decommissioned in 1998, when most of the units moved to CFB Edmonton. Despite this closure, Calgary is still home to a number of Canadian Forces Reserve units, garrisoned throughout the city. They include the HMCS Tecumseh Naval Reserve Unit, The King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC), The Calgary Highlanders (and band), 746 Communication Squadron, 14 (Calgary) Service Battalion, 15 (Edmonton) Field Ambulance Detachment Calgary, 41CER detachment Calgary (33 Engineer Squadron), along with a small cadre of Regular Force support. Calgary is also home to several cadet units.

Contemporary issues

As a city that has experienced rapid growth in recent years, Calgary has experienced issues such as urban sprawl. With no geographical barriers to its growth besides the Tsuu T'ina First Nation, the city spread out at an accelerated rate. This has led to difficulties in providing necessary transportation to Calgary’s population.
With the redevelopment of the Beltline and the Downtown East Village at the forefront, efforts are underway to vastly increase the density of the inner city, but the sprawl continues.[88] In 2003, the combined population of the downtown neighbourhoods (the Downtown Commercial Core, the Downtown East Village, the Downtown West End, Eau Claire, and Chinatown) was just over 12,600. In addition, the Beltline to the south of downtown had a population of 17,200.[89]
Because of the growth of the city, its southwest borders are now immediately adjacent to the Tsuu T'ina Nation Indian reserve. Recent residential developments in the deep southwest of the city have created a demand for a major roadway heading into the interior of the city,[90] but because of complications in negotiations with the Tsuu T'ina about the construction, the construction has not yet begun.[91]
The city has many socioeconomic issues including homelessness.[92] Certain portions of downtown core and inner city have been singled out as being home to much higher proportions of disadvantaged residents, as well as some neighbourhoods in the city’s east. The share of poor families living in very poor neighbourhoods increased from 6.4% to 20.3% between 1980 and 1990.[93]
Although Calgary and Alberta have traditionally been affordable places to live, substantial growth (much of it due to the prosperous energy sector and the northern oil sands projects) has led to increasing demand on real-estate. As a result, house prices in Calgary have increased significantly in recent years, but have stagnated over the last half of 2007, and into 2008.[94] As of November 2006, Calgary is the most expensive city in Canada for commercial/downtown office space,[95] and the second most expensive city (second to Vancouver) for residential real-estate. The cost of living and inflation is now the highest in the country, recent figures show that inflation was running at 6% in April 2007.[96]
Crime
In March 2008, City Council approved a pilot project to test closed circuit television surveillance cameras. A total of sixteen CCTV cameras are being installed in three downtown locations. They are being deployed in the East Village and along the Stephen Avenue Mall. The project began in early 2009, primarily being led by Animal & Bylaw Services.[97]
Even though Calgary has a relatively low crime rate when compared to other cities in North America, gangs and drug-related crime have increased along with the booming economy in Calgary. In 2009, 62 additional police officers were deployed as foot patrols in the downtown area.[98]

Sister cities

The city of Calgary maintains trade development programs, cultural and educational partnerships in twinning agreements with six cities:[99][100]
Country City Province/State Date
 Canada Quebec City Quebec 1956
 India Jaipur Rajasthan 1973
 Mexico Naucalpan Mexico State 1994
 People's Republic of China Daqing Heilongjiang 1995
 South Korea Daejeon Chungnam 1996
 USA Phoenix Arizona 1997

See also

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References

  • Martin, James (2002). Calgary: the Unknown City. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press. ISBN 1-55152-111-3. 
  • Janz, Darrel (2001). Calgary : heart of the new west. Memphis, TN: Towery Pub. ISBN 1-881096-93-9. 

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The Pengrowth Saddledome and Calgary skyline at night
The Pengrowth Saddledome and Calgary skyline at night
.Calgary [1], Alberta's largest city, is a product of oil culture, and lies where the prairies end and the foothills begin.^ Calgary is Canada's fourth-largest city.

^ Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada.
  • Cheap Calgary Hotels - Discount Hotels in Calgary from Hotels Cheap 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgary.hotelscheap.org [Source type: News]

^ Calgary, a city in the state of Alberta, Canada.
  • Calgary Hotels, Cheap Hotels in Calgary Accomodations with Map: Sandman Hotel Downtown Calgary| Best Western Village Park Inn| 24 September 2009 23:48 UTC www.hotelsvalued.com [Source type: General]

.As such, it is the eastern gateway to the Rocky Mountains and an important centre of trade and tourism for the western prairies.^ The province of Alberta is located in Western Canada offering a variety of terrain consisting of the Great Plains , Rocky Mountains , Boreal Forest and Bad Lands .
  • Alberta Canada Campgrounds 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC albertawow.com [Source type: General]

^ Goldeye Centre Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada We are a non-profit, educational facility located in the ...
  • Directory of Employers in Alberta, Canada - My Canada Jobs 9 October 2009 5:20 UTC www.mycanadajobs.com [Source type: News]

^ Clearwater Municipal District The area is located on the eastern slopes of The Rocky Mountain Forest Reserve.
  • Canadian Genealogy and History Links 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.islandnet.com [Source type: Reference]

.It is your most likely point of access for Banff and Jasper, and a worthwhile destination in its own right.^ Featuring Banff , Jasper and Lake Louise ; come see some of the most majestic landscape in the world.
  • Accommodations Alberta Canada - Hotels in Alberta 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: News]

^ Most impressive are Alberta's Rocky Mountains , which facilitate the world famous resort towns of Banff , Jasper , Canmore , Kananaskis , Lake Louise and Waterton .
  • Alberta: Tourism & Vacation Guide for the Province of Alberta, Canada. 10 September 2009 18:28 UTC www.discoveralberta.com [Source type: General]

^ Pocahontas Cabins Experience your own mountain retreat 30 minutes from Jasper!
  • Alberta: Tourism & Vacation Guide for the Province of Alberta, Canada. 10 September 2009 18:28 UTC www.discoveralberta.com [Source type: General]

.With a population of about 1.1 million, Calgary is also the hub of the country's fifth largest metropolitan area (1.3 million) and the largest between Vancouver and Toronto.^ The population of Calgary 's main trading area is well over 2.5 million people.

^ Calgary is the largest city in Alberta and the fifth largest metropolitan area in Canada.
  • Canadian Immigration Information - Alberta 10 September 2009 18:28 UTC www.canadavisa.com [Source type: News]

^ There is approximately 2 million square feet of retail space in the downtown core, with the largest centres being Bankers Hall, Calgary Eaton's Centre, Toronto Dominion Square , Scotia Centre & the Eau Claire Market.

Understand

Road development

.Calgary is divided into four quadrants, NE, NW, SE, SW. The dividing line between east and west is Centre Street in the north and roughly Macleod Trail in the south.^ Street NW east side door .
  • Al-Anon and Alateen Meetings in Calgary and Area, Alberta, CANADA 9 October 2009 5:20 UTC al-anon.ab.ca [Source type: General]

^ Email Capacity: 828 - 1000 North Forty Honky Tonk ATTN: Doug Robock 1806-52nd Street SE Calgary, Alberta T1Y 2M6 (403) 248-2119 Capacity: 200 Ranchman's ATTN: Wendy Daniel 9615 Macleod Trail South Calgary, Alberta T2J 0P6 (403) 253-1100 Email Capacity: 1200 - 1500 .
  • SMASHING LUMBER.COM | Canadian Music | Alberta Music Venues 24 September 2009 23:48 UTC www.smashinglumber.com [Source type: Academic]

^ McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5 All rights reserved.

.The dividing line between north and south is generally the Bow River in the west, and Centre Avenue (north of Memorial Drive) in the east.^ It lies on the western edge of the Great Plains, at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers, 185 miles (298 km) south of Edmonton.
  • Calgary (Alberta, Canada) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

^ The Oldman and Bow rivers combine to form the South Saskatchewan, which is joined by the Red Deer River before flowing east with the North Saskatchewan toward Hudson Bay .
  • Alberta (province, Canada) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alberta is 756 miles (1,217 kilometers) from north to south and between 182 and 404 miles (293 and 650 kilometers) in width from west to east.

Addresses proceed outwards from the center of the city; for example, 219 16th Avenue NE is on 16th Avenue N, between 1st and 2nd Street E.
.Deerfoot Trail (Highway 2) running north-south is the only true freeway in Calgary, although certain other roads have sections that alternate between being a true freeway and an at-grade expressway, with plans to become full freeways.^ The Northeast is separated from the rest of the city by the Deerfoot Trail, a freeway which carries most of Calgary's commuter traffic and is one of the most dangerous roads in Canada.
  • Schmap Calgary Art & Entertainment 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

^ Alberta is 756 miles (1,217 kilometers) from north to south and between 182 and 404 miles (293 and 650 kilometers) in width from west to east.

^ Two of North America's largest highways run through Calgary: The Canamex Highway and the TransCanada Highway.

.Other major roads in the city are often given the street suffix Trail, such as Glenmore Trail, Crowchild Trail and Bow Trail; many of these roads are expressways for most or all of its length and planned to become freeways.^ The Northeast is separated from the rest of the city by the Deerfoot Trail, a freeway which carries most of Calgary's commuter traffic and is one of the most dangerous roads in Canada.
  • Schmap Calgary Art & Entertainment 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

^ With approximately 580 km of pathways and 260 km of on-street bikeways within its boundaries, The City of Calgary boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

^ City streets are very congested, Shoulders on roads have been changed into additional lanes for traffic.
  • Bicycling Calgary's Roads and Recreation Paths, Alberta - Canada Trails 11 October 2009 9:44 UTC www.canadatrails.ca [Source type: General]

.Roads with the suffixes Boulevard or Drive are generally the next most major classification.^ What I disliked: The facilities are fine however the people in calgary generally do not like cyclists, there are alot of people that drive or walk that feel cyclists have no right to be on the road or the pathways.
  • Bicycling Calgary's Roads and Recreation Paths, Alberta - Canada Trails 11 October 2009 9:44 UTC www.canadatrails.ca [Source type: General]

.Roads with the suffix Avenue run east-west, and roads with the suffix Street run north-south.^ The Oldman and Bow rivers combine to form the South Saskatchewan, which is joined by the Red Deer River before flowing east with the North Saskatchewan toward Hudson Bay .
  • Alberta (province, Canada) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The westernmost of Canada's three prairie provinces, Alberta is bordered on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Saskatchewan, on the south by the US state of Montana, and on the west by British Columbia.

^ A Memorial Service will be held at COMMEMORATIVE SERVICES (5502 - 2 Street S.W./one block east of Macleod Trail on 53 Avenue S.W.) on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Remembering | Calgary Herald - Read and Search Obituaries, Create a Tribute for a Loved One or Offer your Condolences. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]
  • Remembering | Calgary Herald - Read and Search Obituaries, Create a Tribute for a Loved One or Offer your Condolences. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]

.Note that the names of small suburban roads usually incorporate the community name; this means that Taralake Garden, Taralea Place, Taralea Mews, Taralea Court, Taralean Grove, Taralea Avenue, Taralea Road, Taralea Blvd, Taralea Heath, and Taralea Green are all separate roads, all in the same community - Taradale.^ Jun 2008 "Good food, small place" Read all reviews map .
  • Calgary, Alberta Restaurants: Reviews and Opinions - TripAdvisor 24 September 2009 23:48 UTC www.tripadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

.It can be very confusing for tourists and locals alike to navigate an area where the only differences in street names are the abbreviations.^ Calgary Stampede - smoke & mirrors, scamming tourists and locals alike.
  • Calgary Photo Gallery by Gary Hebert at pbase.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If travelling in the suburban communities, have a map or directions and pay attention to exact name.^ Sponsor: view.atdmt.com/IWC/view/127073599/direct/01/ view map of Hotel Arts Traveler Advice on Hotel Arts .
  • Hotel Arts (Calgary, Canada) - Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor 11 October 2009 9:44 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

.Calgary has a fairly dense downtown, ringed by inner city neighborhoods laid out on a grid pattern for roughly 30-40 blocks.^ The Calgary Marriott, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, offers guests the city's largest hotel rooms, with floor to ceiling windows and an unobstructed view of the modern, vibrant city.
  • Calgary Hotels, Canada - Cheap Calgary Motels, Lodging - Guide to Hotels in Calgary from Budget to Luxury 5 Stars. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgary.morehotel.net [Source type: General]

^ The Fairmont Palliser Hotel is located in downtown Calgary, conveniently next to the Calgary Tower - the city's most recognizable landmark.
  • Calgary Stampede 2010 Vacation Packages - Calgary Stampede Hotel Packages including Events & Activities 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.vacationscanada.travel [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While in the city, stay overnight at the beautiful Calgary International Hotel, conveniently located in the downtown core.
  • Calgary Stampede 2010 Vacation Packages - Calgary Stampede Hotel Packages including Events & Activities 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.vacationscanada.travel [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These inner city districts often have unique characteristics and are worth wandering through, for the visitor with some time to spend in the city.^ Please keep in mind that all players must have gone through the Eval skate at some point in time.

^ So that combination of city experiences and spending time on the farm are memories I draw from a lot in my writing.
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage grows from zero to hero | Music | Interview | The A.V. Club New York 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: General]

^ Debbie and Keith Fagin and Kelly Chrisite were invited to  spend some time with the band one on one.
  • Calgary 420 Cannabis Community 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgary420.ca [Source type: General]

.The outer suburbs are a typical sprawl of uniform housing and, except for major shopping, parks and other facilities scattered around, have little interest for the typical visitor.^ Calgary has various public recreations facilities, including ten major athletic parks, 310 baseball diamonds, and 285 soccer/football fields.

^ Cineplex Odeon theaters are scattered throughout the city, and every major shopping center has a cinema hidden in it somewhere.
  • Schmap Calgary Art & Entertainment 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

Neighbourhoods of Interest

.The Beltline and 17th Avenue: 17th Avenue S is Calgary's premiere place to see and be seen.^ The Calgary Stampede is THE place to be in July when visiting Alberta - and its easy to see why.
  • Calgary Stampede 2010 Vacation Packages - Calgary Stampede Hotel Packages including Events & Activities 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.vacationscanada.travel [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You’ll find unique streetwear from L.A., New York and Tokyo at this hip shop on Calgary’s busy 17th Avenue.

It boasts a large and eclectic variety of restaurants, unique shops, boutiques, and bars. .This street is where Calgary parties, most notably becoming the "Red Mile" during the 2004 Stanley Cup (hockey) playoffs, where up to 100,000 cheering fans gathered to celebrate victories by the hometown Flames.^ During the 2004 playoff run, the Flames had attendances that reached over 19,000.

^ With approximately 580 km of pathways and 260 km of on-street bikeways within its boundaries, The City of Calgary boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

^ John Masters President & CEO #100, 3553 - 31 Street NW Calgary, Alberta T2L 2K7 .

While the entirety of the Beltline spans from the Stampede Grounds and Victoria Park on the east to Mount Royal on the west, the dense nightlife on 17th Avenue starts at about 2nd Street W and goes to 15th Street W.
Mission: In many ways, Mission acts as an extension of 17th Avenue. Like the Beltline, it is packed full of interesting restaurants and shops. It does not share 17th Avenue's "late night" reputation, however and it generally lacks the bars and nightclubs. .It runs along 4th Street SW from 17th Avenue to 26th Avenue.^ The Mongolie Grill 10% OFF 1108-4th Street SW Calgary, AB .
  • Calgary - Local - Restaurants, Hotels & Travel, Shopping & Grocery - Entertainment Coupon Book 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgary.entertainment.com [Source type: General]

Forest Lawn International Avenue [2]. .Forest Lawn is known for its diverse culture, with the city's best Vietnamese, Lebanese, and Central American eateries.^ That's funny you say that -- since Denver ranks as the the 3rd best city flag in the nation by the members of the North American Vexillogical Association (the big flag association).
  • Which flag does your city have ? [Archive] - SkyscraperPage Forum 25 September 2009 13:013 UTC forum.skyscraperpage.com [Source type: General]

The nightlife of this area is a place to exercise caution. .There are many pawn shops that line the streets, if you're looking for a deal.^ You can look at your score sheets (hard copy or on line) and see the refs' names and their numbers.

^ When you watch a game, now you’re looking at exactly where people are positioned, when they shoot and when they pass, understanding the rules, watching what officials call – or don’t call.

^ If you hate jagged lines, then you're really gonna hate Los Angeles' flag.
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Kensington [3]. .Kensington is located along the Bow River on the north side of downtown.^ The Oldman and Bow rivers combine to form the South Saskatchewan, which is joined by the Red Deer River before flowing east with the North Saskatchewan toward Hudson Bay .
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^ By Car: From downtown/south: head north on 10th Street, cross the Memorial Street Bridge, and just past the Kensington intersection is where the store is located.
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^ From North: Drive south on 10th Street NW and the store is on the right (west) side of the street, just prior to the Kensington Road intersection.
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.It is another one of Calgary's notable shopping neighbourhoods, with a somewhat more bohemian feel than 17th Avenue (one particular store specializes Birkenstocks and Futons).^ North America's largest shopping and entertainment complex offers over 800 stores and services and over 110 dining establishments, the epitome of one-stop shopping.
  • Alberta: Tourism & Vacation Guide for the Province of Alberta, Canada. 10 September 2009 18:28 UTC www.discoveralberta.com [Source type: General]
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^ Jon Angevine RE/MAX Alpine Realty 210, 908 17th Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2T 0A3 .
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^ Calgary Police Service The Calgary Police Service is made up of more than 1,450 police officers and 580 civilian members.

.It offers a good variety of restaurants, with more of an emphasis on coffee shops than on bars.^ More formal than the Oak Room alternative, The Rimrock Restaurant has been the venue of choice for handshake deals among the city’s power brokers for half a century.

^ Even though it's known more for its sense of bawdy adventure than refined good taste, there's still an activity to get anyone's blood pumping.
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^ Specializing in organic varieties, this trendy tea shop also offers a wide array of tea accessories from around the world.

Kensington runs along Kensington Road NW from 14th St W to 10th St W, and also north along 10th St W to 4 Ave N.
.Inglewood: Inglewood is Calgary's oldest neighbourhood and the site of the city's original downtown.^ The Calgary Marriott, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, offers guests the city's largest hotel rooms, with floor to ceiling windows and an unobstructed view of the modern, vibrant city.
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^ Additional information can be found at the City of Calgary's web site.

^ We are a not-for-profit independent seniors housing organization, with nine lodges throughout the city of Calgary, two maintenance sites and an administrative office.
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.It is also one of Calgary's most culturally influenced and eclectic areas.^ On Thursday, the Premier and all but one of his freshly minted Calgary area cabinet met with the local media.
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^ Poverty Reduction Coalition - a volunteer-driven community collaborative, dedicated to reducing the incidence of poverty in Calgary, one of the city’s most complex and far-reaching issues.

^ Our all-suite, four-diamond hotel is surrounded by Calgary's most exciting shopping and recreation areas.
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Inglewood contains everything from stores targeted at bikers, to unique boutiques, antique stores, galleries, and restaurants. .It is not as developed as some of the city's downtown districts, but it is quickly becoming one of the city's most popular "urban chic" neighbourhoods.^ One of the cities with the most sunshine.
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^ The Northeast is separated from the rest of the city by the Deerfoot Trail, a freeway which carries most of Calgary's commuter traffic and is one of the most dangerous roads in Canada.
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^ With approximately 580 km of pathways and 260 km of on-street bikeways within its boundaries, The City of Calgary boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

.It lies immediately east of downtown (east of 1st Street E) and is concentrated along 9th Avenue S. Just to the north is the Bow River and the world-famous Calgary Zoo.^ The Oldman and Bow rivers combine to form the South Saskatchewan, which is joined by the Red Deer River before flowing east with the North Saskatchewan toward Hudson Bay .
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^ Northwest Calgary is comprised of 60 different communities, many of which have spectacular views of the Bow River valley and downtown Calgary, as well as the foothills and the Rocky Mountains to the west.
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^ Many of the mature areas along the Bow River have seen tremendous re-development, with new infill houses and condo developments making them very popular for young professionals who want to live within walking distance of downtown Calgary.
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.Bridgeland (Edmonton Trail on the west, The Campbell Hill on the east, Bridge Crescent NE on the north, and the river/Memorial/Zoo on the south) is a urban revitalization that is occuring northeast of the downtown.^ The Oldman and Bow rivers combine to form the South Saskatchewan, which is joined by the Red Deer River before flowing east with the North Saskatchewan toward Hudson Bay .
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^ Alberta is 756 miles (1,217 kilometers) from north to south and between 182 and 404 miles (293 and 650 kilometers) in width from west to east.

^ The westernmost of Canada's three prairie provinces, Alberta is bordered on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Saskatchewan, on the south by the US state of Montana, and on the west by British Columbia.

The area is expected to be a family orientated Pearl District (see Portland Oregon) and the first phase is already done. The area includes posh shops, chic apartments, beautiful lofts, while maintaining the old charm of the distinct houses. .Eventually the neighbourhood will have more shops, and some high rise buildings.^ High Rise Adult Building Pets Allowed .
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^ High Rise Family Building No Pets Allowed .
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^ High Rise Adult Building No Pets Allowed .
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.It is a great area to walk through for those interested in architecture/planning.^ Major expenditure areas were health, education, social services, agriculture and economic development, interest on debt, regional planning and development, and protection of persons and property.

.Marda Loop (east of Crowchild Trail along 33rd Avenue S), which contains a large number of quaint shops, restaurants, and services and is a real up and comer area and would be a great place to check out.^ Inglewood and Marda Loop areas cater to the more eclectic shoppers with vintage galleries and unusual import shops, and Macleod Trail boasts a selection of hundreds of discount warehouses and huge shopping centers.
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^ Blackfoot Trail & 42 Avenue, SE. Though Customs staff are not assigned to any of the sufferance warehouses, service is provided by the Calgary Customs Office as required.

^ All the staff from the doorman to check-in staff to restaurant service are top notch professionals and obviously all well trained to ensure the optimal customer experience.
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In mid-August the area hosts the Marda Gras Street Festival along 33 Ave between 19 St. and 23 St.
Parkhill is a neighbourhood se of downtown. It is a quite wealthy area that was once home to many old homes. Today it is home to a range of modern designs, with few old homes still standing. It's a very interesting neighbourhood to go to.
.Mt Royal is a neighbourhood south of the Downtown with charming old homes, that doesn't conform to the old street grid (that was used back then).^ Artisan Bistro Located in the rapidly developing neighbourhood of Bridgeland, Artisan Bistro oozes old-world charm.
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^ The four white stripes represent North and South Meridian Streets vertically, and East and West Market Streets horizontally (the main streets of downtown Indianapolis).
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^ By Car: From downtown/south: head north on 10th Street, cross the Memorial Street Bridge, and just past the Kensington intersection is where the store is located.
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.The area houses some of Calgary's elite.^ ENMAX Power Corporation (ENMAX Power) delivers electricity to homes & businesses in Calgary & some surrounding areas.

It is a nice area to do a quiet nice stroll through, admiring old residential.

History

.Calgary was founded by the Northwest Mounted Police in 1876 and was originally called Fort Briseboise and later changed to Fort Calgary.^ Canada's largest living historical village is divided into a pioneer Northwest Mounted Police outpost and a 1910 Main Street.
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.It was founded in response to a surge of whiskey traders who traded for furs from the natives.^ The woodland tribes of the central and northern regions in particular became valuable partners of the European fur traders who arrived on the scene in the 18th century.

.In 1883, the first rail station was built and Calgary started to grow in every direction and became a agricultural and business hub.^ In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games, and one of the fastest long track speed skating ice rinks in the world was built at the University of Calgary to accommodate these Games.
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^ A joint partnership of The City of Calgary, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce & the University of Calgary , its mission is to diversify Calgary 's economy by attracting, growing & developing business organizations.

^ Some of the ne w a rrivals on the Calgary business scene are the headquarters of CP Rail, Suncor Inc., Imperial Oil, Shaw Communications & Dow Chemicals.

In 1894, it was renamed the City of Calgary. .By 1902, oil was discovered, though it didn't mean much until 1947. After, during the fifties, oil became big in Calgary and major companies started heading to Calgary and opening offices.^ In 1947, when the first post office officially opened, the residents chose "Manning " named after the former Premier of Alberta, Ernest Charles Manning who was premier from 1943 to 1968.

^ What used to be a ranching and meat-packing based economy is now a corporate headquarters for the many oil and telecommunications companies that are based in Calgary.
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^ In 1947, an enormous oil field was discovered at Leduc, near Edmonton.

.The boom extended into the next twenty years bringing the city to 720,000 people in the metro area by 1985. The relatively low-key low-rise downtown became filled with a sea of skyscrapers, starting with the Calgary Tower and some sixties towers.^ This boom in the economy has made Calgary one of Canada's fastest growing cities; in fact, Calgary has been Canada's fastest growing economic region for seven of the last 10 years.
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^ Over a million people pour into the city to watch the bull and bronco riding, chuckwagon races, and receive a heaping dose of cowboy culture.
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^ She has done PR in the book publishing industry for over twenty years – as promotions director at Fifth House Publishers in Calgary (Alberta Publisher of the Year while she was there in 2006 and 2007) publicity and marketing director at Key Porter Books in Toronto, and as a publicist at Raincoast Books in Vancouver.

.By the 80s, Calgary's luck turned, and a drop in oil prices sent the Calgary metro economy downward.^ Because of its heavy reliance on the oil industry, however, Alberta's economy suffered a huge blow when oil prices fell in the 1980s.

High unemployment raged, vacancies became a reality,and growth was slow or even negative in some years. .In 1988, Calgary held the Winter Olympics and brought world attention to Calgary.^ Calgary gained international attention as the host of the Olympic Winter Games in 1988.

^ Five years later, in 1988, Calgary hosted the Winter Olympics.

^ In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games, and one of the fastest long track speed skating ice rinks in the world was built at the University of Calgary to accommodate these Games.
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By the 1990s, it was on the rebound and began growing again. .Calgary today has become a more cosmopolitan city of over one million inhabitants with genuine attempts to diversify its economy and expand its attractiveness to outside visitors.^ Calgary was ranked as the “best place in Canada ” to work by the Globe & Mail, & Today's Parent magazine ranked Calgary amongst the “top five best cities for families”.

^ The Northeast is separated from the rest of the city by the Deerfoot Trail, a freeway which carries most of Calgary's commuter traffic and is one of the most dangerous roads in Canada.
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^ Since 2002, The City of Calgary has committed more than $600 million to maintain, upgrade and expand Calgary's transportation system, which also includes a city-wide transit system (buses, handi-buses and Light Rail Transit) that provides more than 80 million passenger trips a year.

Climate

.Calgary happens to be one of the sunniest and driest places in Canada, but this does not mean that you won't experience extremes in weather.^ Calgary was ranked as the “best place in Canada ” to work by the Globe & Mail, & Today's Parent magazine ranked Calgary amongst the “top five best cities for families”.

^ The Northeast is separated from the rest of the city by the Deerfoot Trail, a freeway which carries most of Calgary's commuter traffic and is one of the most dangerous roads in Canada.
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^ Don't hesitate to contact us for a no-hassle experience with either myself or one of our top Calgary REALTORS. Thank you for visiting your Calgary Real Estate source.

.Summers tend to be sunny and mild, averaging highs of about 23c in July/August, usually accompanied by short afternoon storms - June being typically the wettest month.^ June 20  420 Member BBQ  turned out a small crowd that enjoyed the sunny afternoon and the BBQ food and drinks.
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^ January February March April May June July August September October November December .
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Hot weather (over 30c) is rare, occuring on average 5 times a year. .Also temperatures typically drop dramatically during rain days as well (there's always a couple days in the summer months that barely manage highs over 10c).^ During the summer months the temperatures can vary dramatically, with temperatures soaring into the 30s and dropping far below that during the night.

^ Calgary on the 18th of April and had a wonderful couple of days there.
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^ Spring Black Bear Hunt We offer 6 day hunts during the month of May.
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Winter can also vary quite a bit. Temperatures can get extremely cold (below -20c) at times between November and March, while -30c is possible (on average 5 times a year). .Though average highs in January are about -2c based on a current 30-year average, there's nothing average with Calgary's weather.^ So much history there including Calgary's own Floyd Sneed Three Dog Night drummer for the first 15 years of the bands touring history.
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^ Road system in Calgary - always a 'new band-aid' put on their streets, potholes there for months or years.
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^ Business tax is calculated based on the average rental value of the premises occupied by the business, multiplied by the tax rate set by City Council each year.

.Because of the regular but unpredictable Chinooks (warm Pacific winds), there's no guarantee of when the cold weather strikes - one of coldest months in the last ten years has been a March (about -6c for average high), while a January has recorded one of the mildest (+6c average high).^ Because of its close proximity to the mountains the region has become famous for its Chinooks; a warm, dry wind, most noticeable in the winter, that causes the temperature to rise above freezing.

^ This boom in the economy has made Calgary one of Canada's fastest growing cities; in fact, Calgary has been Canada's fastest growing economic region for seven of the last 10 years.
  • Calgary Accommodations - Calgary Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Calgary - Calgary AB Motel 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: News]

^ One last ditch thing you may want to try if you believe that there is something funny going on, rent one of those paid by the month mail boxes, and either change your cell or get another cheapo one.
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Temperatures can swell into the 15c range one day, and dip back into the sub-zero temperatures several days later. .A typical Chinook rolls in fast (and windy), and the effects will usually linger for several days to more than a week.^ With approximately 3,300 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market.
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^ In fact, Alberta has more sunny days than any other province and is therefore sometimes called the "Sunshine Province."

^ Calgary International Airport operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week & serves close to eight million passengers annually with more scheduled flights per capita than any other city in Canada .

.Regardless of the time of year, temperatures usually drop quickly at night.^ During the summer months the temperatures can vary dramatically, with temperatures soaring into the 30s and dropping far below that during the night.

Lows in summer hover around 10c, while in winter they average about -13c. .Because of the elevation, proximity to the mountains, and dramatic temperature drops, seeing some snow falling as late as June, and as early as September is a regular occurence - but this usually results in a "trace" of snow on the ground at most.^ Because of its close proximity to the mountains the region has become famous for its Chinooks; a warm, dry wind, most noticeable in the winter, that causes the temperature to rise above freezing.

^ Calgary's close proximity to the Rocky Mountains is a snow-lover's dream come true.

^ During the summer months the temperatures can vary dramatically, with temperatures soaring into the 30s and dropping far below that during the night.

.As mentioned, having a variety of clothes is essential at all times in the year.^ All dates are shown in the format: month/day/year Find an incorrect time or time zone?

^ Each year Alberta 420 and Calgary 420 have grown with 2009 being a a new all time high in so many ways.
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.Packing shorts and sandals to light, windproof jacket or fleece from mid-May to mid-October, and everything from T-shirts to fleece/ski jackets, gloves, scarves from mid-Oct to mid-May works best.^ He left farming for a short period to work with James and Reimer in the oil patch, he often said those were some of the best years of his life.
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  • Remembering | Calgary Herald - Read and Search Obituaries, Create a Tribute for a Loved One or Offer your Condolences. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]

.There's not typically a lot of snow on the ground since Calgary is located in a semi-arid region of North America and the regular Chinooks melt any snow, so heavy boots aren't typically needed.^ Calgary was pounded with a heavy snow storm.
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^ The tradition was brought to North America by Scottish settlers and there are now hundreds across the continent each year.
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^ This Delta Hotel is located in the the south of Calgary, near the Chinook Centre and Southcentre Mall, two premier shopping and entertainment destinations.
  • Calgary Accommodations - Calgary Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Calgary - Calgary AB Motel 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: News]

.The close-by Rockies are typically cooler year-round, so plan accordingly for any day-trips.^ Calgary is ranked first out of Canada's 100 largest cities by Environment Canada for the sunniest days year-round and in the winter.

.
  • Calgary International Airport (IATA: YYC, ICAO: CYYC), [4].^ Enquiries pertaining to the international traffic operation at the Calgary International Airport should be directed to the Chief, International Traffic Operations at 292-8754.

    ^ The Calgary International Airport is an economic engine pumping literally billions of dollars of economic activity into the provincial economy, predominantly within the greater Calgary region.

    ^ Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, while service at the Calgary International Airport is provided on a 24 hour basis.

    .Calgary International has four concourses (A,B,C,D) in one terminal.^ Calgary is serviced by one International Airport and one Regional Airport.

    .It is well laid out and easy to find your way around.^ Out There Out There is your guide to the most exciting and entertaining events happening in and around Calgary.

    ^ Events calendar powered by Trumba Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.

    ^ Find out the current value of your home with our free detailed Calgary Home Evaluation .
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    • WestJet, [5]. CIA is both the home and hub for Canada's main discount airline.
    • Air Canada, [6]. .The national carrier uses Calgary International as a focus city.
    • British Airways, [7].^ Professional sports franchises in the city include the National Hockey League Calgary Flames, the Canadian Football League Calgary Stampeders Football Club & the Calgary Hitmen Professional Lacrosse League.

      ^ The Northeast is separated from the rest of the city by the Deerfoot Trail, a freeway which carries most of Calgary's commuter traffic and is one of the most dangerous roads in Canada.
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      ^ City of Calgary - Transportation Department - Calgary Transit Please direct comments or questions regarding the information contained on this page to Customer Contacts Terms of Use .
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      Daily flights to London Heathrow.
.In addition there are numerous American and International carriers that serve Calgary's airport.^ Meanwhile, a taxi from Calgary International Airport to the city centre shouldn’t cost you much more than $30.

^ The Travelodge Calgary Airport is conveniently located just 3 kilometers South of the Calgary International Airport and 2 kilometers North of Trans Canada Hwy.
  • Calgary Accommodations - Calgary Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Calgary - Calgary AB Motel 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: News]

^ We are conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Calgary International Airport and the Calgary city center.
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.Unfortunately, getting in by air from the USA isn't easy if you live south of Calgary on the American side.^ We're readily accessible to anyone living or visiting Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, Calgary, or anywhere else in south western Alberta.
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^ I think your problem (not being able to log in) is legitimate and think this is the right place to air it, so I don't see what you're getting pissy about?
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^ HNA Calgary and Calgary Sport Wash have teamed up to get you a great deal on getting your gear cleaned.

.In such case, the only routes in are via Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Minneapolis.^ Sirus 05-18-2007, 03:20 PM Wikipedia The flag of the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota symbolizes the interests and characteristics of the City of Lakes.
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^ Salt Lake City .
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^ U.S.A. - Utah - Salt Lake City .
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There are more flights from further away (e.g. .New York, Chicago, Los Angeles), but none closer.^ Theo Fleury released from Calgary tryout Los Angeles Times He scheduled a news conference in Calgary for Monday, when it's expected he will discuss his plans.
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^ Las Vegas New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles Boston Orlando London Paris Hotels by Destination .
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^ Las Vegas Hotels New York Hotels Chicago Hotels San Francisco Hotels Los Angeles Hotels Boston Hotels Orlando Hotels London Hotels Paris Hotels Hotels by Destination .
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From Europe there are non-stop flights from London, Glasgow, Manchester, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
.The easiest way to leave the airport is by cab or car rental.^ Airport Rental Cars .
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Cab rides to the city centre are about $27 - $30 Canadian. A Sedan Service (limo) is available for $40 CAN. There is a hotel shuttle service that is also available. .The cheapest method is by public transport: Bus Route #57 is the only bus that stops regularly at the airport terminal (Arrivals Level, Bus Bay # 20, every 1/2 hour) and will take you to the Whitehorn C-Train (LRT) station.^ Take the Somerset-Bridlewood / Dalhousie train, and get off at the Sunnyside Station.
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^ Search flights , hotels and cars null Submitted by:Cblaine6 July 6, 2008 c train for public transportation works well from one end of the city to the other end and every thing in between excelllent...
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^ I would highly recommend Ken when you've decided to take your wardrobe and professional appearance to the next level."
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From the Whitehorn station you can go to Downtown (the 202 line to 7th Ave.) .The bus/LRT cost $2.75 CAN (exact change); ask for a transfer valid for 90 minutes from the bus driver on entry.^ Ice times For the 2008-09 Hockey North America has reduced the time in each ice slot from 90 minutes to 75 minutes.

.Call public transit (403)262-1000; they will assist you if you want to go elsewhere.^ When you watch a game, now you’re looking at exactly where people are positioned, when they shoot and when they pass, understanding the rules, watching what officials call – or don’t call.

^ Pependri, Did they call you after 30 days asking you for passport or you called them to get the status?
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^ If you have extensive public services and anti-poverty policies, you can't have a vigorous economy, they say.

.You can also get good connections to northen Canada in the territories from Edmonton International Airport.^ Calgary International Airport is the fourth busiest in Canada .

^ Arbonne International Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Arbonne sells a fantastic line of Swiss Formulated Health ...
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^ The Travelodge Calgary Airport is conveniently located just 3 kilometers South of the Calgary International Airport and 2 kilometers North of Trans Canada Hwy.
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By car

.Calgary is just over an hour's drive East of Banff (on the Transcanada highway, #1), and about 3 hours South of Edmonton on highway #2. From the USA side, use the I-15 Fwy.^ The hotel is conveniently located 15 minutes from Downtown Calgary, and 5 minutes to the TransCanada Highway to Banff National Park, 1 1/2 hours drive away.
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^ Two of North America's largest highways run through Calgary: The Canamex Highway and the TransCanada Highway.

^ These warehouses are provided with rail track &/ or excellent road connections to the airport & the north / south & east/ west highways leading in & out of the city.

.Calgary is about 200 miles (320 km) north of the border.^ The area of the city is 721 square km [278 square miles] making Calgary the second largest city in Canada by area.

  • Greyhound, [8]. .The main terminal is located 1 km west of the edge of Downtown.^ Located approximately 73 km north-west of Peace River, Alberta is the Town of Manning with a population of 1293 (2006 stats).

    ^ Located at the northern edge of downtown, the market is home to numerous restaurants and theatres.
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    ^ The four white stripes represent North and South Meridian Streets vertically, and East and West Market Streets horizontally (the main streets of downtown Indianapolis).
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    .However, there is excellent access from the station to the downtown C-Train stations via Calgary Transit.
  • Red Arrow, [9].^ These are excellent photos taken by you Gary, what can i say, after viewing these pictures of Calgary i have booked a flight there for the 18th of April.
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    Provides service to several Alberta cities, including Edmonton, with a somewhat more accessible bus stop on 9th Ave at 1st St SE.

By train

.Due to service cuts back in 1990, There is currently no Via Rail [10] service to Calgary.^ Trucking is a highly specialised industry & in Calgary there are trucking firms which provide a complete range of highly competitive services.

^ There are a number of companies providing a complete line of helicopter services out of Calgary .

^ Payment#4 is due October 30 @ $3050 There will be direct online links to make payments via the hna.com website.

.However, there is service to Vancouver, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff on the Rocky Mountaineer [11] sightseeing train.^ Currently, Brewster Transport & Pacific Western Transport offer regular & charter bus services from Calgary International Airport to Banff , Lake Louise , Jasper, Red Deer , & Edmonton , Alberta .

^ We are also available for destination weddings, either in Canada (Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise) or overseas in places such as Mexico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Cuba, United States or even Europe.
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^ The province offers a multitude of attractions to visitors, and prides itself on the magnificent Rocky Mountains, especially the celebrated Jasper and Banff National Parks.

Calgary's downtown
Calgary's downtown
C-Train map
C-Train map
.Calgary's public transit system was first established in 1909 as the Calgary Municipal Railway.^ Calgary Health Region The Calgary Health Region oversees a large integrated system that includes nine acute care sites, long term care facilities and public community health services.

^ The Calgary Transit system provides safe transportation to thousands of Calgarians using the CTrain or buses.

^ Over the past 23 years, the CTrain has become the backbone of the Calgary Transit system and is widely regarded as one of the most successful Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems in the world.

.Since then, it has developed into an efficient, fast, and extensive transit system.^ The province's department of energy, Alberta Energy, develops, supports and monitors the framework for bringing new generation on-line, competitive electricity markets, and efficient delivery systems.

.In particular, it was significantly built up in preparation for the 1988 Winter Olympics.^ Next up we went to Calgary Olympic Park (site of the 1988 winter Olympics) before heading th the Calgary International Airport for Howard to arrive in time for his flight back to Toronto.
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^ Nearly Calgary is Alberta's largest city and was the host of the 1988 Winter Olympics.

^ Complete coverage leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver.
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.The light rail transit system is called the C-Train (LRT) and runs faithfully and frequently.^ There’s no subway system in Calgary, but if you’re going too far to hoof it on the city’s many enclosed walkways and skyways, a city bus or the above-ground Light Rail Transit system should get you where you need to go.

^ Over the past 23 years, the CTrain has become the backbone of the Calgary Transit system and is widely regarded as one of the most successful Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems in the world.

.In the downtown core, you can ride the C-Train for 14 city blocks for free, along the length of 7th Avenue.^ And in the winter, the fully enclosed Plus 15 walkway system connects a large portion of the city’s downtown core to keep pedestrians warm and cozy.

^ Once you’re safely back, nab a patio spot at the Sandstone Lounge – perfect for people-watching along bustling Stephen Avenue.

^ The city has three light rail (C-Train) lines, one in the south, one in the northeast & one in the northwest which provide rapid transit to most parts of the city & downtown core.

.There are three spurs of LRT track meeting in the downtown along 7th Avenue; line 201 starts in the far south (at Somerset-Bridlewood station), travels to the downtown, then exits the downtown to the northwest, travelling to Crowfoot Station.^ Take the Somerset-Bridlewood / Dalhousie train, and get off at the Sunnyside Station.
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^ Note: CTrains are designated by their route numbers as follows: - Route 201 (Somerset-Bridlewood/Crowfoot) - Route 202 (City Centre/McKnight Westwinds) .
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^ Avenue South West Calgary, AB T2P 1C2 Canada +1 403 215 1566 (Calgary Downtown Association.
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.Line 202 starts in the northeast at McKnight/Westwinds Station, and travels into the downtown, ending at 10th Avenue Station within the downtown.^ Note: CTrains are designated by their route numbers as follows: - Route 201 (Somerset-Bridlewood/Crowfoot) - Route 202 (City Centre/McKnight Westwinds) .
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^ The city has three light rail (C-Train) lines, one in the south, one in the northeast & one in the northwest which provide rapid transit to most parts of the city & downtown core.

.Trains are marked with the end station they are travelling to; a 'Somerset' train leaves Crowfoot Station, travels south into the downtown, then south to Somerset station (where it turns around to become a 'Crowfoot' train).^ The city has three light rail (C-Train) lines, one in the south, one in the northeast & one in the northwest which provide rapid transit to most parts of the city & downtown core.

.Unfortunately, the LRT does not serve the Calgary International Airport.^ Enquiries pertaining to the international traffic operation at the Calgary International Airport should be directed to the Chief, International Traffic Operations at 292-8754.

^ The Calgary International Airport is an economic engine pumping literally billions of dollars of economic activity into the provincial economy, predominantly within the greater Calgary region.

^ Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, while service at the Calgary International Airport is provided on a 24 hour basis.

.Although buses come along somewhat less often, and tend to serve commuters more than tourists, it is still possible to get around to the main places without too much difficulty.^ Even though it's known more for its sense of bawdy adventure than refined good taste, there's still an activity to get anyone's blood pumping.
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^ Meanwhile, a taxi from Calgary International Airport to the city centre shouldn’t cost you much more than $30.

^ ENMAX Corporation is an electricity transmission, distribution & energy supply & services company that has served customers in the Calgary area for more than 95 years.

.Bus routes are numbered, and generally designed to connect with the downtown or with an LRT station.^ Note: CTrains are designated by their route numbers as follows: - Route 201 (Somerset-Bridlewood/Crowfoot) - Route 202 (City Centre/McKnight Westwinds) .
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.Trains run every 10 minutes (5 minutes or less in rush hour and 15 minutes on general holidays), serving from around 4 AM to 1 AM. The exception to this schedule is when the Calgary Stampede, which occurs at the beginning of July, is in session.^ Our Calgary accommodation is only 10 minutes from the Airport and only 7 minutes from the heart of downtown Calgary, making us a great choice for a Calgary airport hotel.
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^ The Calgary Stampede, held annually in early July, is the largest rodeo in the world.

^ Our location is only minutes from downtown businesses and shopping, the world famous Calgary Stampede and countless other attractions.
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On those days, the trains run 24hrs a day [12]. .Major bus routes may run as early as 5 AM and late as 1 AM, but many more only operate until 8 or 9 PM, or, worse, during rush hours only.^ May 21 2009 1:57 PM Looking forward to being here for an early Happy Hour show Friday June 5th....it's one amazing show, so spread the word and come drink beers .
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^ Cheques will go out to all teams participating in late May/early June.

.Bus frequencies can be as low as one per hour, although 30 minutes is more common.^ Bus Routes – 171 Buses – 773 Low Floor Buses – 294 Community shuttle (One Accessible)- 83 Bus Kilometers (annual) - 31,686,500 .

Transit tickets are $2.50 for adults, and permit 90 minutes of travel connecting to any transit line. .Day passes ($6.75) and books of 10 transit tickets ($23) are also available at most convenience stores.^ Over the past 23 years, the CTrain has become the backbone of the Calgary Transit system and is widely regarded as one of the most successful Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems in the world.

A monthly pass can also be purchased for unlimited usage within the ticket's designated month ($83). The C-Train operates on a honour system, although inspectors do occasionally check riders for valid tickets, with expensive fines ($150 or more) being charged. Travel on the C-Train in the downtown free fare zone is free of charge.
.Information about the Transit System is available on the Calgary Transit Web Page [13], or by phoning their information line (403)262-1000 from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM, local time.^ Time: 12:00 PM .
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^ Time: 03:00 PM .
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^ Now every Calgary hotel reservation booked through our web site is guaranteed to have the lowest rate publicly available on the Internet worldwide.

.In recent years there has been a rise of unlawful activity on Calgary transit, be especially careful in and around LRT platforms and in general try and stay in groups on the LRT train, as you may witness aggressive behavior.^ There’s no subway system in Calgary, but if you’re going too far to hoof it on the city’s many enclosed walkways and skyways, a city bus or the above-ground Light Rail Transit system should get you where you need to go.

^ Calgary professional photographers are able to get creative and find sites for your photo shoots that you may not even know existed.
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^ So much history there including Calgary's own Floyd Sneed Three Dog Night drummer for the first 15 years of the bands touring history.
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By car

.It is easy to be confused by Calgary's quadrant system until you understand the layout of the city and then you will find it very easy to navigate.^ Start viewing photos and personals today and search through thousands of personal ads to find Calgary singles meant just for you.
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^ Location: Race City Motorsport Park 68 Street and 114 AVE S.E. Calgary AB Have you ever wanted to race before?
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^ Calgary professional photographers are able to get creative and find sites for your photo shoots that you may not even know existed.
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Calgary is divided into its quadrants at Centre Ave and Centre St. Being north of Centre Ave means you are in the northern quadrants and being east of Centre St means you are in the eastern quadrants. .All street and avenue numbers radiate out from centre so being on 17th Ave SW is fairly close to the centre while being on 52nd St NE is not.^ Meeting will be Thursday, June 11/09 , at the Trailer Park Community Centre (1101 84 th St. NE) .
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^ Centre Pointe West 1313 - 13 Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta (403) 508-0865 .
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^ Handily numbered streets and avenues make navigating around this city delightfully straightforward.

.Most of Calgary's roads are numbered, the only time that they are not numbered being when the road is very important (usually called a trail) or a side street in some community.^ The Northeast is separated from the rest of the city by the Deerfoot Trail, a freeway which carries most of Calgary's commuter traffic and is one of the most dangerous roads in Canada.
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^ With approximately 580 km of pathways and 260 km of on-street bikeways within its boundaries, The City of Calgary boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

^ A 4,000 kilometre network of municipal streets and roads makes up the City of Calgary.

The layout of Calgary's roads is rectangular with very few roads that are not straight.
.In general the cities roads are poorly planned and maintained, with heavy use of traffic lights that are not synchronized, resulting in a lot of gridlock so allow extra time when you venture out.^ You are encouraged to use the rest of the ice time.

^ These warehouses are provided with rail track &/ or excellent road connections to the airport & the north / south & east/ west highways leading in & out of the city.

^ How about instead of hanging out in this thread you actually try and befriend some one here who might have an extra ticket?
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A car is essential in the prairies; crossing the vast expanses in the comfort of your own vehicle is the main method of transportation. A car is also the easiest way to explore Calgary and its surroundings.

By foot

.Downtown Calgary is a compact area which is easily accessible on foot.^ Easily locate any Calgary area house or condo currently listed on the Calgary Board's MLS® system, with street addresses and even driving directions.
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.The pathway system, Eau Claire Market area and Stephen Avenue Mall (8th Avenue) are the primary walking destinations of downtown workers in the warmer months.^ There is approximately 2 million square feet of retail space in the downtown core, with the largest centres being Bankers Hall, Calgary Eaton's Centre, Toronto Dominion Square , Scotia Centre & the Eau Claire Market.

^ Eau Claire Market .
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In the wintertime, everyone navigates their way around the downtown core via the Plus 15 system [14], so called because the enclosed walkways joining buildings are approximately 15 metres above ground.

By bicycle

.With approximately 635 km of pathways and 260 km of on-street bikeways within its boundaries, The City of Calgary boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.^ With approximately 580 km of pathways and 260 km of on-street bikeways within its boundaries, The City of Calgary boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

^ The Northeast is separated from the rest of the city by the Deerfoot Trail, a freeway which carries most of Calgary's commuter traffic and is one of the most dangerous roads in Canada.
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^ Northwest Calgary offers older, more established mature neighbourhoods as well as newer communities being developed along both the North and NW boundaries of the city of Calgary.
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.Pathway maps are available online [15] or at Calgary Co-op [16] stores.^ Calgary Co-op has a travel agency as a part of their corporate umbrella.

^ Burglary - 12/16/2009 12:15 PM - 0-100 WHITWORTH WAY N.E,CALGARY Suspects gained entry to a home by kicking in a door.
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.Downtown, there are many pathways along the rivers and park areas.^ Northwest Calgary is comprised of 60 different communities, many of which have spectacular views of the Bow River valley and downtown Calgary, as well as the foothills and the Rocky Mountains to the west.
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^ Many of the mature areas along the Bow River have seen tremendous re-development, with new infill houses and condo developments making them very popular for young professionals who want to live within walking distance of downtown Calgary.
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.Though Calgary can be thought of as a safe city, use common sense when biking at dusk and at night.^ City hall could shelter homeless at night: mayor [Calgary] November 1, 2006 Calgary's mayor says city hall could be used as temporary lodging for homeless people left in the cold, snowy streets at night because overwhelmed shelters are full.

^ Calgary's dynamic and innovative spirit, superior workforce, and clean and safe environment make Calgary a world-class city and a global business choice.

^ The City of Calgary Water System provides safe reliable drinking water to a variety of customers.

.This is particularly true on the east side of downtown along the river (close to the neighborhood of East Side Village), which is a rougher end of town.^ Downtown East Village (2) .

^ Downtown East Village .
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^ Downtown East Side Games .
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.Calgary has a good network of off-street bike paths, although motorists are sometimes less-than-courteous.^ With approximately 580 km of pathways and 260 km of on-street bikeways within its boundaries, The City of Calgary boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

^ A 4,000 kilometre network of municipal streets and roads makes up the City of Calgary.

^ Air quality is generally good, and the incidence of smog is much less frequent in Edmonton and Calgary than in other large Canadian cities.

Weather is unpredictable, and snowy cycling conditions may occur anytime from September to May. Bike racks are fairly common, especially in shopping areas. .Be sure to use the bike racks provided, or another solid object to lock you bike to; as simply locking your back wheel will not provide sufficient security.^ Our job is to provide the most innovative and stunning perspectives during your wedding day while capturing the real you.
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^ That's how symbolism work, a seemingly meaningless shape, like a stripe, is assigned a deeper meaning by those using it, its your own fault if you don't understand the symbolism of the object...
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^ We will travel to your location and provide you with professional service and an upbeat attitude.
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.Calgary Transit has bike racks at C-Train stations and allows bikes on the C-Trains during off-peak hours (at no additional fee).^ In addition to the city's supply of gas from nearby wells & pipelines, the system is boosted by storage fields that are re-pressured in off-peak periods for use during periods of heavy demand.

^ City-wide passenger bus & light rail (C-Train) transit service is provided by Calgary Transit.

Some bike routes also have buses equipped to accommodate bicycles with racks on the front [17]. Cyclists must remember that they must obey the same rules of the road as other vehicles [18]. All cyclists under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet, and all cyclists must have an working bell on their bike.
.Each major body of water in the city (bow river, elbow river, Glenmore reservoir, etc) will have both city parks and thus city bike trails passing through.^ Other attractions include a working full-scale locomotive thundering through the park, and on nearby Glenmore Reservoir, a vintage double-decker stern wheeler ship that takes visitors on lake cruises.
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^ Take hours of enjoyment at our own Oasis River County: the largest hotel indoor water park.
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These bike paths are heavily used during the morning rush hour to work, but can provide hours of scenic peddling. .A scenic route starts in downtown and head along the "bow river pathway" as it heads south to Fishcreek provincial park.^ Northwest Calgary is comprised of 60 different communities, many of which have spectacular views of the Bow River valley and downtown Calgary, as well as the foothills and the Rocky Mountains to the west.
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Here, leave the banks of the bow river and cycle though Fishcreek Park park along the main cycle path path until you reach the Glenmore reservoir (a good place for lunch). .At the reservoir, as the bike path crosses the Dam, leave the "bow river pathway" for the "Elbow river pathway" This highly scenic path will take you back to downtown.^ Northwest Calgary is comprised of 60 different communities, many of which have spectacular views of the Bow River valley and downtown Calgary, as well as the foothills and the Rocky Mountains to the west.
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Cycle time : 4 -6 hours (with lunch).
Another major pathway extends north up Nose Creek valley just east of the zoo, including two overpasses to cross Deerfoot Trail (busy freeway). .While there is a pathway that leads to the airport, connecting to it requires crossing an industrial area, which is not recommended for novice cyclists.^ The other industrial areas are served by the connecting railway.

^ These warehouses are provided with rail track &/ or excellent road connections to the airport & the north / south & east/ west highways leading in & out of the city.

Cyclists are not permitted on Stephen Avenue Mall or Deerfoot Trail.
The African Savannah Building at the Calgary Zoo
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The African Savannah Building at the Calgary Zoo
  • Prince's Island Park, immediately north of Eau Claire in the Bow River (from downtown, there are bridges to the park near the end of 2nd St SW, 3rd St SW and 6th St SW).^ North part of Calgary and the Bow Valley .
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    ^ Go shopping at Eau Claire Market, check out the Calgary Zoo (Canada's second largest), or the famous Calaway Park (Canada's largest outdoor amusement park).
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    ^ There is approximately 2 million square feet of retail space in the downtown core, with the largest centres being Bankers Hall, Calgary Eaton's Centre, Toronto Dominion Square , Scotia Centre & the Eau Claire Market.

    .Calgary's largest inner city park is an island with a number of pleasant trails for walking and relaxing.^ Calgary is Canada's fourth-largest city.

    ^ Calgary is well-known as a destination for winter sports and ecotourism with a number of major mountain resorts near the city and metropolitan area.
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    ^ Location: Race City Motorsport Park 68 Street and 114 AVE S.E. Calgary AB Have you ever wanted to race before?
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    .In the summer, it plays host to Shakespeare in the Park [19] and it is also the site of two of the city's largest annual festivals: the Calgary Folk Music Festival [20] and Carifest [21] (Calgary's annual festival celebrating the city's large West Indian population).  edit
  • Barclay Parade: Barclay Mall is a pedestrian mall that runs from Eau Claire on the north to Stephen Avenue in the south.^ Calgary is Canada's fourth-largest city.

    ^ Two of North America's largest highways run through Calgary: The Canamex Highway and the TransCanada Highway.

    ^ The largest festival in Calgary is the Calgary Stampede .

    It is home to a number of high end shops and encompasses the Penny Lane Entertainment District.
  • Devonian Gardens, 317 7th Ave SW (4th floor of TD Square), +1 780-987-3054, [22]. The Devonian Gardens is a large indoor urban park located in TD Square, above the shopping. .It is currently closed for renovations until 2010.  edit
  • Calgary Tower, 101 9th Ave SW (corner of 9th Ave SW & Centre St), +1 403-266-7171, [23].^ Avenue SW , 866-540-4477, 403-262-1234 < < Return to Calgary Continue to Where to Eat and Drink in Calgary > > .

    ^ A Celebration of Life Service will be held at SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE, 12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
    • Remembering | Calgary Herald - Read and Search Obituaries, Create a Tribute for a Loved One or Offer your Condolences. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]
    • Remembering | Calgary Herald - Read and Search Obituaries, Create a Tribute for a Loved One or Offer your Condolences. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]

    ^ January 2010: Metro Calgary SF Sales (current month) .
    • Calgary Real Estate: Search the MLS� & Find Homes and Condos for Sale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.jimsparrow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The Calgary Tower may not be quite as impressive as the CN Tower in Toronto, but it still commands a great view over the city and the surroundings.^ Calgary, AB Factoid At 190.8 meters (626 feet), the Calgary Tower is one of the taller buildings in town, and needless to say, the view from the top is impressive.

    ^ This sleek Italian wine bar, owned by a mother-daughter team, is a great addition to the city’s impressive list of vinotecas.

    ^ (Divisions 2-5 in Calgary) Tier 4: May 29-31 in Toronto.

    On a clear day you can see the Rockies to the west. It features a revolving gourmet restaurant, a bar, and an observation deck. .The tower backs onto railway tracks and some run down blocks on the 10th Avenue side and is best approached from 8th Avenue for a more enjoyable experience.  edit
  • Stephen Avenue Walk: As one of Calgary's most famous streets, Stephen Avenue (8th Avenue S between Barclay Mall and 2nd Street E) was declared a National Historic District by the Canadian Government.^ Who knew some of the best baristas in Canada worked on Calgary’s 8th Street?

    ^ Professional sports franchises in the city include the National Hockey League Calgary Flames, the Canadian Football League Calgary Stampeders Football Club & the Calgary Hitmen Professional Lacrosse League.

    ^ Within an hour from Calgary, you can ski the Olympic mountain (Mount Allan), fish in one of the finest trout rivers in North America (the Bow River), hike the trails & mountains of Kananaskis or Banff National Park & golf in some of the country's most beautiful & challenging golf courses (Kananaskis & Banff).

    It is a major venue for boutique shopping, bars, pubs and restaurants. .The mall is free of traffic throughout most of the day.
  • Chinatown: Canada's third largest Chinatown is in the northeast portion of downtown Calgary.^ Go shopping at Eau Claire Market, check out the Calgary Zoo (Canada's second largest), or the famous Calaway Park (Canada's largest outdoor amusement park).
    • Calgary Accommodations - Calgary Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Calgary - Calgary AB Motel 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Alberta remains the largest market for Calgary , followed by British Columbia , the United States , Saskatchewan , Ontario , & other parts of Canada & off-shore countries.

    ^ With a strong entrepreneurial spirit & an ability to get things done, Calgary remains one of Canada 's most consistently growing economies.

    .It is the heart of Calgary's Asian diaspora, although much of north and east Calgary has a Pacific Rim influence.^ Avenue North East Calgary, AB Contact .
    • Photographers in Calgary, Alberta (AB) 11 October 2009 9:44 UTC www.eventective.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Calgary North West Calgary North East Calgary South West Calgary South East .
    • Calgary Real Estate Jon Angevine (Remax Alpine Realty) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgaryhouselistings.com [Source type: General]

    .The area of about a half-dozen blocks is located along Centre Street S, from 4 Ave S (on the south) to the Bow River (on the north).^ This Delta Hotel is located in the the south of Calgary, near the Chinook Centre and Southcentre Mall, two premier shopping and entertainment destinations.
    • Calgary Accommodations - Calgary Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Calgary - Calgary AB Motel 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Easily locate any Calgary area house or condo currently listed on the Calgary Board's MLS® system, with street addresses and even driving directions.
    • Calgary Real Estate: Search the MLS� & Find Homes and Condos for Sale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.jimsparrow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Travelodge Calgary Airport is conveniently located just 3 kilometers South of the Calgary International Airport and 2 kilometers North of Trans Canada Hwy.
    • Calgary Accommodations - Calgary Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Calgary - Calgary AB Motel 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: News]

    Calgary's Chinatown packs in a dense network of Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese and other Asian restaurants, shops, housing and cultural facilities. .The area along Centre Street on the north side of the river almost functions as a loosely organized "second Chinatown" with Chinese-oriented businesses stretching for 20 or more blocks.
  • Olympic Plaza, 800 block of Macleod Trail SE (corner of 8th Ave SE and Macleod Trail).^ Ave and 1st Street SE .
    • The Anglican Diocese of Calgary :: Parish Index 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.calgary.anglican.ca [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
    • Remembering | Calgary Herald - Read and Search Obituaries, Create a Tribute for a Loved One or Offer your Condolences. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]
    • Remembering | Calgary Herald - Read and Search Obituaries, Create a Tribute for a Loved One or Offer your Condolences. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A Celebration of Life Service will be held at SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE, 12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
    • Remembering | Calgary Herald - Read and Search Obituaries, Create a Tribute for a Loved One or Offer your Condolences. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]
    • Remembering | Calgary Herald - Read and Search Obituaries, Create a Tribute for a Loved One or Offer your Condolences. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]

    .This public square was built as the site of medal presentations during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.^ In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games, and one of the fastest long track speed skating ice rinks in the world was built at the University of Calgary to accommodate these Games.
    • Calgary Photo Gallery by Gary Hebert at pbase.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Nearly Calgary is Alberta's largest city and was the host of the 1988 Winter Olympics.

    ^ Complete coverage leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver.
    • Metro - Calgary : Home 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.metronews.ca [Source type: General]

    During the summer, waders can enjoy the water-filled plaza, while winter visitors can go skating.
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  • Glenbow Museum, 130 — 9 Avenue SE, +1 403-268-4100, [24]. 9AM - 5PM M-Sa, Noon - 5PM Su. .Western Canada's largest museum, with over 93,000 square feet of exhibition space spreading over three floors.^ The area of the city is 721 square km [278 square miles] making Calgary the second largest city in Canada by area.

    ^ It is 400,000 square feet, making it one of three major art centres in Canada.

    ^ The University of Alberta in Edmonton, with 34,000 students as of 2004, is Canada's second-largest English-language university.

    .More than 20 galleries are filled with artifacts from Glenbow's collection of over a million objects, emphasizing local history.^ Some 10.6 million people attended more than 21,000 shows at those events.

    ^ Medisys Health Group Toronto, Ontario, Canada For more than 20 years, Medisys has been reinventing health ...
    • Directory of Employers in Alberta, Canada - My Canada Jobs 9 October 2009 5:20 UTC www.mycanadajobs.com [Source type: News]

    ^ In the end, the tornado caused more than $330 million in property damages.

    .Regularly changing visiting exhibits focus on art or more distant cultures. $14/$9 (adult/youth).
    ^ For more information on arts and culture events in Calgary including music, dance and theatre information please click here .

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  • Telus World of Science Calgary (The Calgary Science Centre), 701 11th St SW (located in the West End), +1 403-268-8300, [25].^ S.W. , 403-984-9429, zias.ca < < Return to Where to Stay in Calgary Continue to What to Do in Calgary > > .

    ^ Coast Plaza Hotel Calgary, Alberta, Canada 248 room 3 1/2 star Hotel and Conference Centre located in ...
    • Directory of Employers in Alberta, Canada - My Canada Jobs 9 October 2009 5:20 UTC www.mycanadajobs.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Centre St. S.E. , 403-717-1234, hyattregencycalgary.com From: Stay Well .

    10AM - 4PM M-Th, 10AM - 5PM F-Su. .A favorite of Calgary children and science-lovers alike since it opened 38 years ago.^ Calgary's December average single family sale price was 8.1% higher than a year ago, as the market continues to stage a strong recovery from the recession.
    • Calgary Real Estate: Search the MLS� & Find Homes and Condos for Sale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.jimsparrow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ During the past 16 years ago, the annual output from Calgary's advanced technology sectors (information technology, telecommunications & life sciences) has quadrupled to more than $7 billion while employment has tripled to nearly 29,000 jobs.

    ^ Count of Homeless Persons in Calgary July 2006 "The City of Calgary has conducted a census of absolutely homeless persons every two years since 1992.

    .It contains a planetarium and telescope, a large domed theatre and two exhibit halls. $14.25/$10 (adult/youth).
    ^ Racing at 1:00 pm Adult: $10.00 Youth/Senior: $5.00 Children 12 & younger Free .
    • Calgary Oval Racing Association - Home 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgaryovalracing.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Spectator Information: Gates open 12:00 Racing at 2:00 pm Adult: $10.00 Youth/Senior: $5.00 Children 12 & younger Free .
    • Calgary Oval Racing Association - Home 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgaryovalracing.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Adult: $10.00 Youth/Senior: $5.00 Children 12 & younger Free .
    • Calgary Oval Racing Association - Home 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgaryovalracing.com [Source type: General]

     .'see', 'Calgary');return false;" title="click to edit Telus World of Science Calgary">edit
  • Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE (LRT 202 - Zoo station), +1 403-232-9300, [26].^ City of Calgary P.O. Box 2100, Station "M" Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5 Tel: 403-268-CITY (2489) Tel: 403-268-INFO (4636) Fax: 403-268-1581 .

    ^ Avenue SW , 866-540-4477, 403-262-1234 < < Return to Calgary Continue to Where to Eat and Drink in Calgary > > .

    ^ City of Calgary PO Box 2100 Postal Station M Calgary AB T2P 2M5 Tel: (403)268-2111 Fax: (403)268-2362 .

    Open daily 9AM - 5PM. .The world-class Calgary Zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as to the Botanical Garden and a Prehistoric Park for dinosaur lovers.^ View all Calgary area homes & condos currently listed for sale.
    • Calgary Real Estate: Search the MLS� & Find Homes and Condos for Sale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.jimsparrow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All current Calgary homes for sale can be viewed instantly by selecting an area of Calgary from the menus at the right or bottom of page.
    • Calgary Real Estate: Search the MLS� & Find Homes and Condos for Sale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.jimsparrow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Nascorp Group of Companies Beltline, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Part of the AllWorldJobs.com Group © 2006-2009 All Rights Reserved All World Jobs Ltd.
    • Directory of Employers in Alberta, Canada - My Canada Jobs 9 October 2009 5:20 UTC www.mycanadajobs.com [Source type: News]

    .It is the second largest zoo in Canada. $18/$10 (adult/youth).
    ^ The area of the city is 721 square km [278 square miles] making Calgary the second largest city in Canada by area.

    ^ Racing at 1:00 pm Adult: $10.00 Youth/Senior: $5.00 Children 12 & younger Free .
    • Calgary Oval Racing Association - Home 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgaryovalracing.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Adult: $10.00 Youth/Senior: $5.00 Children 12 & younger Free .
    • Calgary Oval Racing Association - Home 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgaryovalracing.com [Source type: General]

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  • Fort Calgary Historic Park, 750 9th Ave SE, +1 403-290-1875, [27].^ Location: Race City Motorsport Park 68 Street and 114 AVE S.E. Calgary AB Have you ever wanted to race before?
    • Calgary Oval Racing Association - Home 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgaryovalracing.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Avenue SW , 866-540-4477, 403-262-1234 < < Return to Calgary Continue to Where to Eat and Drink in Calgary > > .

    ^ Altadore-Garrison Elbow Park-Glencoe Evergreen Mount Royal View More SW Calgary Communities SE Calgary Real Estate .
    • Calgary Real Estate: Search the MLS� & Find Homes and Condos for Sale 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.jimsparrow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Open daily 9AM - 5PM. .Before becoming a city in 1894, the Calgary area was home to Fort Calgary.^ Most of Calgary 's warehouse capacity is in approximately 2,500 buildings located in the city's industrial areas.

    ^ The area of the city is 721 square km [278 square miles] making Calgary the second largest city in Canada by area.

    ^ Since the discovery of oil & gas in the Turner Valley area, just south of Calgary , the city of Calgary has become known as the energy capital of Canada .

    .The Northwest Mounted Police (NWMP) fort was built in 1875. Today, Fort Calgary, located in Inglewood at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers is the city's oldest historic monument. $11/$7 (adult/youth).
    ^ Calgary was ranked as the “best place in Canada ” to work by the Globe & Mail, & Today's Parent magazine ranked Calgary amongst the “top five best cities for families”.

    ^ Most major provincial government departments have offices located in the City of Calgary.

    ^ Calgary was ranked as the best place in Canada to work by the Globe and Mail, and Today's Parent magazine ranked Calgary among the top five best cities for families.

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  • Inglewood Bird Sanctuary & Nature Centre, 2425 9 Ave SE, [28].^ Location: Race City Motorsport Park 68 Street and 114 AVE S.E. Calgary AB Have you ever wanted to race before?
    • Calgary Oval Racing Association - Home 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgaryovalracing.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Location: Race City Motorsport Park 68 Street and 114 AVE S.E. Calgary AB .
    • Calgary Oval Racing Association - Home 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgaryovalracing.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Event Location & Address: Calgary Stampede Park 1410 Olympic Way SE Calgary T2G 2W1 .
    • NAOSH Week Events for 2009: Alberta 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.naosh.ca [Source type: General]

    Trails open from sunrise to sunset, Nature Center open daily from 10AM - 4PM (closed M Oct-Apr). .A 32-hectare wildlife reserve that offers more than two kilometres of walking trails throughout the riverine forest.^ Alberta has more than 50 percent of the country's reserves of conventional crude oil, over 80 percent of its natural gas, and 45 percent of its coal reserves.

    ^ More than two-thirds of Alberta's employment is found in such industries as business and financial services, transportation, retail trade, health and education services, and tourism.

    .More than 250 species of birds and 300 species of plants, plus several kinds of mammals, have been observed in the area. Free.
    ^ In 1881, there were barely more than 1,000 non-native people in the area that was to become the province of Alberta.

    ^ ENMAX Corporation is an electricity transmission, distribution & energy supply & services company that has served customers in the Calgary area for more than 95 years.

    ^ In 2001, more than 4 million people visited Calgary & area & spent nearly $1 billion dollars.

     .'see', 'Calgary');return false;" title="click to edit Inglewood Bird Sanctuary & Nature Centre"> edit
  • Stampede Grounds, 1410 Olympic Way SE, [29].^ Olympic Way S.E. , 403-244-3299, wayspa.com/Liv-Spa-Calgary .

    ^ Event Location & Address: Calgary Stampede Park 1410 Olympic Way SE Calgary T2G 2W1 .
    • NAOSH Week Events for 2009: Alberta 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.naosh.ca [Source type: General]

    .The site of Calgary's world-famous exhibition and rodeo, the Calgary Stampede grounds are located on the east end of the Beltline in Victoria Park.^ The Calgary Stampede, held annually in early July, is the largest rodeo in the world.

    ^ Location: Race City Motorsport Park 68 Street and 114 AVE S.E. Calgary AB Have you ever wanted to race before?
    • Calgary Oval Racing Association - Home 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC calgaryovalracing.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Theft - 11/28/2009 - 38XX MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E.,CALGARY Suspect(s) entered a parked semi-trailer that was located in a fenced compound.
    • Calgary Crime Map - Showing Crime in Calgary, Canada - Crime Statistics - Crime Alerts - Crime Stops Here 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC spotcrime.com [Source type: General]

    .Not only are the grounds the site of the excitement of every July's Calgary Stampede, they also house a conference and exhibition centre (the Round-Up Centre) and a casino.  edit
  • Pengrowth Saddledome, [30]: Located on the Stampede Grounds, Calgary's largest hockey arena plays host to the Calgary Flames (hockey), the Calgary Hitmen (junior hockey), the Calgary Roughnecks (lacrosse), and many concerts.
  • The Military Museums.^ The largest festival in Calgary is the Calgary Stampede .

    ^ Professional sports franchises in the city include the National Hockey League Calgary Flames, the Canadian Football League Calgary Stampeders Football Club & the Calgary Hitmen Professional Lacrosse League.

    ^ Calgary continues to enhance its reputation as a world-class city playing host to such internationally renowned events as the Calgary Stampede, The Spruce Meadows Masters, and the G8 Summit.

    .The most extensive military museum in Canada outside of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, this facility houses galleries devoted to four local Army regiments and their service in the Boer War, the World Wars, the Korean War, the Cold War, and post-1945 operations with the UN and NATO including Cyprus, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan, several general interest galleries, the former Naval Museum of Alberta, and an outdoor historical vehicle display.  edit
  • Battalion Park.^ The museum houses displays that celebrate the diverse people and events that shaped the Canadian West, including a new gallery exploring Blackfoot history and culture.

    ^ Alberta College of Art and Design ACAD is one of only four accredited, public art and design colleges in Canada, and is the only post-secondary institution in the prairie provinces devoted exclusively to advanced education, practice, and research in visual culture, design, associated fields, and emergent fields.

    ^ The province of Alberta, often called a Prairie Province because of its extensive grassland, is located in western Canada, just north of the US state of Montana.

    A tribute to local soldiers that trained for the First World War, this is an interpretive 0.5 km hiking trail up the side of the bluff overlooking the former Sarcee Camp. Soldiers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force left enormous battalion numerals spelled out in whitewashed stones which have been restored as a permanent memorial. The interpretive trail also includes a monument and a self-guided tour with historical tablets and photographs.  edit

Suburban Attractions

Many attractions are LRT accessible, and the stops have been noted. A rental car is recommended for the less accessible attractions, although buses are usually still possible.
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  • Canada Olympic Park (COP), 88 Canada Olympic Rd (catch the LRT to Brentwood station, then bus 408 to the park), +1 403-247-5452, [31].^ Canada Olympic Park , winsportcanada.ca Health & Spa .

    ^ Canada Olympic Park .

    .Take a tour of the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics, which includes going to the top of the ski jump for a fantastic view.^ COP was the venue for the Olympic ski jumping, bobsleigh, and luge in 1988.

    ^ Nearly Calgary is Alberta's largest city and was the host of the 1988 Winter Olympics.

    ^ Calgary gained international attention as the host of the Olympic Winter Games in 1988.

    .Four runs are available for your skiing pleasure during the winter months, and there is also an on-site museum, as well as the Canadian Olympic Hall Of Fame.^ There will be four events to cover the rotating shifts during the NAOSH week and create awareness of Canadian work related fatalities.
    • NAOSH Week Events for 2009: Alberta 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.naosh.ca [Source type: General]

    The halfpipe and rail park are frequented by some very talented skiiers and snowboarders, making for interesting viewing. The COP hosts Canada's only bobsled track (until Whistler's track is finished) and they offer rides periodically during winter.
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  • Heritage Park, Heritage Dr and 14th St SW, [32]. .One of the largest living historical villages in North America, on 66 acres of land near the Glenmore Reservoir.^ Two of North America's largest highways run through Calgary: The Canamex Highway and the TransCanada Highway.

    ^ The Calgary Flames are performing in one of the best entertainment facilities in North America - Pengrowth Saddledome.

    ^ The remainder of the province—approximately 90 percent of the land area—forms part of the interior plain of North America.

    Attractions include a working Steam Engine, 155 historical exhibits, a candy store and bakery, old fashioned amusement park and ride on the S. S. Moyie, a paddlewheel boat.
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  • Spruce Meadows [33]. .Located just south of the city proper on Highway 22X, Spruce Meadows is a world-renowned show jumping and equestrian facility.
  • Cresent Road, (From 16 Ave NW, turn south on 8 St NW until 13 AvenueNW where you turn east until 7 A St NW where you turn south, then go until Cresent Road NW where you turn west onto said st, then take your first left (or south) turn and then drive down that a tiny bit until you think it is okay, then stop and admire.^ In Calgary , you don't just think east-west.

    ^ Calgary continues to enhance its reputation as a world-class city playing host to such internationally renowned events as the Calgary Stampede, The Spruce Meadows Masters, and the G8 Summit.

    ^ Search for some other city Personal World Clock - shows just the cities you need Meeting Planner - find a suitable time for an international meeting Time Zone Converter - Convert time between two time zones.
    • The World Clock - Time Zones - Asia 10 September 2009 18:28 UTC www.timeanddate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Do not go past 13 Ave.
    ).  edit
  • Nose Hill, (Go to the nose hill park).  edit
  • Scotsman Hill.  edit
  • Tom Campbell's Hill Park.  .'see', 'Calgary');return false;" title="click to edit Tom Campbell's Hill Park">edit
  • River Park.^ For more information on parks and pathways in Calgary please click here .

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Architecture

.Stephen Ave (8 Ave SW) is a great area to see Calgary's prairie-town roots.^ Calgary Chamber of Commerce Heather Douglas President & CEO 100 6th Ave SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 0P5 .

.Calgary is also home to some nice brutalist buildings.^ ENMAX Power Corporation (ENMAX Power) delivers electricity to homes & businesses in Calgary & some surrounding areas.

There are a lot of new interesting buildings under construction, including the (highly) touted "The Bow".
  • Calgary Tower.  edit
  • Palliser Hotel.  .'see', 'Calgary');return false;" title="click to edit Palliser Hotel">edit
  • Petro Canada Centre.^ Coast Plaza Hotel Calgary, Alberta, Canada 248 room 3 1/2 star Hotel and Conference Centre located in ...
    • Directory of Employers in Alberta, Canada - My Canada Jobs 9 October 2009 5:20 UTC www.mycanadajobs.com [Source type: News]

    ^ With Canada 's youngest & most highly educated population, it is easy to see why Calgary has such vitality & spirit.

    ^ Calgary has become the distribution centre for western Canada .

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  • Canterra Tower.^ Coast Plaza Hotel Calgary, Alberta, Canada 248 room 3 1/2 star Hotel and Conference Centre located in ...
    • Directory of Employers in Alberta, Canada - My Canada Jobs 9 October 2009 5:20 UTC www.mycanadajobs.com [Source type: News]

    ^ With Canada 's youngest & most highly educated population, it is easy to see why Calgary has such vitality & spirit.

    ^ Calgary has become the distribution centre for western Canada .

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  • Western Canadian Place.  edit
  • Calgary Courts.  edit
  • Bankers Hall.  .'see', 'Calgary');return false;" title="click to edit Bankers Hall">edit
  • Calaway Park [34].^ Burglary - 01/05/2010 - MARLBOROUGH PARK,CALGARY The men, aged 34 and 28, were apprehended during a garage break-in.
    • Calgary Crime Map - Showing Crime in Calgary, Canada - Crime Statistics - Crime Alerts - Crime Stops Here 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC spotcrime.com [Source type: General]

    .Western Canada's largest amusement park is located just west of Calgary's city limits in the Greater Calgary Area on highway 1.
  • Calgary Stampede [35].^ Calgary is Canada's fourth-largest city.

    ^ Century Park Health Group Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Silver Summit Ski Area Edson, Alberta, Canada Ski Area located 50kms north of Edson InField Marketing Group Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada We are an event marketing company based out of Toronto, ...
    • Directory of Employers in Alberta, Canada - My Canada Jobs 9 October 2009 5:20 UTC www.mycanadajobs.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The Calgary Stampede, held annually in early July, is the largest rodeo in the world.

    Yearly, July. For ten days the whole city goes western! .Billed as "the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", the festival has events all around the city, but the highlights are the rodeo and chuckwagon races which boast the world's richest prizes.
  • Calgary Flames Hockey Club [36].^ Calgary continues to enhance its reputation as a world-class city playing host to such internationally renowned events as the Calgary Stampede, The Spruce Meadows Masters, and the G8 Summit.

    ^ In order to provide this valuable resource to all these customers, the City of Calgary operates, maintains and enhances a world class utility with a complex system of treatment plants, water mains, reservoirs and pump stations.

    ^ Festivals run all year round in Calgary.

    Yearly, October to June. .Calgary's NHL team is a consistent playoff contender in recent years, and tickets may be hard to come by.^ In the span of 26 years, the Calgary Flames have become one of the premier franchises in the NHL both on and off the ice.

    ^ Alberta has two National Hockey League (NHL) teams: the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers, both in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

    Expect a great atmosphere and game if you're lucky enough to get tickets. Price range from $40-$200
  • Calgary Stampeders Football Club [37]. Yearly, June to November. Calgary's CFL football team is another city sports attraction. .The CFL plays 3 down football, with only 20 seconds between plays, so watching a CFL game is quite different to watching an NFL game!
  • Calgary Hitmen [38].^ Last season we played over 900 games and only 3 games were without a scorekeeper.

    ^ Second, is to give HNA Calgary an email at hnacalgary@shaw.ca to sign up to play.

    ^ This saves all kinds of time and increases the playing time and reduces the down time in between whistles.

    Yearly, September to May. .Calgary's Junior Hockey team play in the Western Hockey League and at the Saddledome when the Flames are not in town.^ Two women's hockey teams, the Calgary X-Treme and Edmonton Chimos, play in the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL).

    ^ Alberta has two National Hockey League (NHL) teams: the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers, both in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

    .Junior Hockey serves as a feeder league for the NHL. Usually as fun as the Flames, but cheaper!!^ Alberta has two National Hockey League (NHL) teams: the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers, both in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

    .Prices range from $15-40.
  • Calgary Roughnecks [39].^ The average daily temperature for Calgary ranges from 15° F (-9° C ) in January to 62° F (17° C ) in July.

    Yearly, January to May. .Calgary's National Lacrosse League team was Champions in 2004. The sport is fast, rough and tough.^ Alberta has two National Hockey League (NHL) teams: the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers, both in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

    ^ Two women's hockey teams, the Calgary X-Treme and Edmonton Chimos, play in the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL).

    Features loud music throughout and a great experience. .Prices range from $15-30.
  • Calgary Vipers [40].^ Assault - 12/30/2009 08:15 AM - XX AVENUE AND XX STREET,CALGARY A suspect was arrested for assaulting a police officer and been armed.
    • Calgary Crime Map - Showing Crime in Calgary, Canada - Crime Statistics - Crime Alerts - Crime Stops Here 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC spotcrime.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Burglary - 12/12/2009 01:30 PM - 16XX 15 AVENUE S.W,CALGARY Suspect(s) broke into a residence, by throwing a rock through a window.
    • Calgary Crime Map - Showing Crime in Calgary, Canada - Crime Statistics - Crime Alerts - Crime Stops Here 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC spotcrime.com [Source type: General]

    Yearly, May to September. Independent minor league professional baseball in the Golden League. Formerly of the Northern League.
  • le Parkour [41]. Traceurs can be seen all throughout the downtown area practising their discipline.
  • University of Calgary Dinos [42]
  • Mount Royal College Cougars [43]

Performing Arts

Calgary has developed a fairly vibrant theatre scene including both professional and amateur theatre. .The two daily newspapers provide some theatre coverage, but the best coverage and listings are found in free weekly Fast Forward magazine [45].^ Daily newspapers in the two largest metropolitan areas are the Calgary Herald and The Calgary Sun , and the Edmonton Journal and The Edmonton Sun .

  • EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, 205 8th Avenue S.E. (adjacent to Olympic Plaza), +1 403 294-7455, [46]. .The epicentre of Calgary's theatre scene, the EPCOR Centre hosts the three best-known professional theatre groups; the conservative Theatre Calgary [47], the more adventurous Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) [48], and the downright avant-garde One Yellow Rabbit Perfomance Theatre (OYR) [49].^ Water pollution is one of the more notable environmental concerns in Alberta.

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    ^ Some of the groups we include listings for are the Arusha Centre, CANDIL, Peace Cafe, Peace Calgary and Project Ploughshares.
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    The facility has two additional theatres, so other companies often produce shows here. .Of special note are two festivals held by the resident companies; OYR's High Performance Rodeo runs for January and provides a wildly eclectic mix of performing arts (and performance art) while ATP's PlayRites runs from February into early March and focuses on new works.^ Alberta Works focuses on training people for employment News Release March 30, 2004 .

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    $10-60.
  • Vertigo Theatre, 161, 115 - 9 Avenue SE (at the base of the Calgary Tower), +1 403 221-3708, [50]. is dedicated to producing mystery plays, ranging from musicals to straight-up whodunnits. A second studio theatre frequently hosts other companies.  edit
  • Theatre Junction, 608 1st St SW, +1 403 205 2922, [51]. Offers a slate of highly contemporary theatre and performing arts, and the venue also hosts music. $20-30.  edit
  • Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW, +1 403 263-0079, [52]. .Two theatres contained inside a historic brick waterworks building play host to a large part of Calgary's semi-pro and community theatre scene, with new productions here every week. $10-25.^ Third Tuesday Calgary Explore new developments in social media and online community building .
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    ^ Every year, Edmonton hosts an international jazz festival and a large alternative theater celebration.

    ^ Once inside, suspect(s) removed a large quan Arson - 11/25/2009 - 38XX MEMORIAL DRIVE E.,CALGARY Suspect(s) poured gasoline on the pavement in an LRT parking lot and lit it on fire.
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  • Loose Moose Theatre, 1235 - 26th Ave. S.E. (in the Crossroads Farmer's Market), +1 403 265-5682, [53]. One of the originators of, and international leaders in, short-form improvisation and Theatresports (think Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Loose Moose does improv weekly, as well as the occasional original children's show or comedy. $8-12.  edit
  • Lunchbox Theatre, 160, 115 9th Ave SW (in the Calgary Tower), +1 403 265-4292, [54]. Shows at 12:10PM M-Sa and 6:10PM on F. This unique theatre company produces exclusively one-act plays, during the weekday noon lunch hour. Typically lighter fare suitable for a downtown corporate crowd. $18.  edit
  • Stage West Dinner Theatre, 727 42 Ave SE, +1 403 243-6642, [55]. Offers unchallenging, tried-and-true shows, along with a generic buffet dinner. $60-100.  .'do', 'Calgary');return false;" title="click to edit Stage West Dinner Theatre">edit
  • Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 1002 37 ST SW (in Westbrook Mall), +1 403 249-7799, [56].^ Shell 3805 Richmond Rd SW & 37 St SW .
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    Similar to Stage West, with more of a focus on parodies of popular television shows. $55-65.  edit
  • The Comedy Cave[57]
  • Funny Fest[58]
  • Yuk Yuks[59]
  • Aussie Rules [60] Foodhouse & Bar with duelling pianos.
  • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra [61]
  • Calgary Opera [62]
  • Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame [63]

Tours

  • Big Rock Brewery [64] has tours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1:30PM. Prebook by calling 720-3239 or 1-800-242-3107.
Calgary business district from Centre Rd. NW.
Calgary business district from Centre Rd. NW.
  • Busking is common in the summertime, along Stephen Avenue downtown at lunch time, near Eau Claire on weekends, and along 17th Avenue at night. Busking permits [65] are available for Stephen Avenue; busking in Eau Claire Market proper is restricted to auditioned performers, ruling this option out. 17th Avenue has potential, if you can deal with drunken hecklers.
  • One common pick-up spot for day labour is Centre Street south, between 12th and 13th Avenues. Arrive early for black market jobs, especially in the summer (construction) season. .There's an abundance of other employment opportunities [66] as well.
  • Calgary is a city with a strong volunteer spirit, which was embraced during the 1988 Winter Olympics and continues to be a foundation of the community.^ Poverty Reduction Coalition - a volunteer-driven community collaborative, dedicated to reducing the incidence of poverty in Calgary, one of the city’s most complex and far-reaching issues.

    ^ Protecting Persons in Care - Human Rights, Diversity, and Equality -- Building Strong Communities - Volunteer and Community Development - Youth - Funding and Partnerships - Human Rights Education Funding - Commissions, Boards, Councils and Foundations - and much more...

    ^ Also from the City of Calgary Community and Neighbourhood Services: .

    Volunteering is a great way to meet people in any city you visit. If you are unable to find a volunteer opportunity on your own, try Volunteer Calgary [67] or Single Volunteers of Calgary [68].

Buy

Urbanized shopping:
  • Downtown Malls - Eaton Centre, Bankers Hall, TD Square, Scotia Place
  • Stephen Avenue, [69] - is a pedestrian only area of 8 St. SW and is home to fine dining and tiny shops.
  • 17 Avenue District is full of funky cafes, trendy furniture shops, and eclectic dining. Definately the number one choice for urban shopping in Calgary. Don't forget to bring a camera and take pictures in this bustling district. Best time is Saturday or Sunday before 5:00PM.
  • 10th Street NW/Kensington Rd. holds small café's, cute little stores, and glamourous restaurants. Definitely a lesser know but very neat thing to check out.
  • 12th / 11th Ave, 11 and 12 Aves SW.
  • 4 St SW
For malls and humongous shopping plazas:
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  • Chinook Centre [70] is on Macleod Trail at 58th Avenue south close to the Chinook C-Train station.
  • Market Mall [71] is in the northwest near The University of Calgary.
  • Southcentre Mall [72] is located at Macleod Trail and Anderson Road, and is a five minute walk from the Anderson C-Train LRT station.
  • Deerfoot Meadows [73] is reached by taking Deerfoot Trail southbound to the Southland Drive exit or northbound to the Heritage Drive exit.^ Burglary - 11/22/2009 - 10XX 72 AVE. N.W.,CALGARY Suspect(s) forced entry into a Telus Centre office building.
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    ^ Event Location & Address: Deerfoot Mall NW parking lot .
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    .Big box stores you'll find include Ikea, Best Buy, Michael's, Real Canadian Superstore and Future Shop.
  • Deerfoot Outlet Mall [74] is located at Deerfoot Trail and 64 Ave NE. Anchor tennants include Sears, Wal-Mart, Winners, Sport Chek and Kacz Kids.
  • CrossIron Mills, 261055 CrossIron Blvd (North of Calgary about 10 minutes), 403-984-6800, [75].^ Robbery - 12/17/2009 09:40 AM - 3XX 10 STREET N.W,CALGARY A woman entered the Running Room store and demanded money from the till.
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    ^ Event Location & Address: MCF Housing for Seniors Suite 804, 7015 Macleod Trail SW Calgary, Alberta T2H 2K6 .
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    ^ Burglary - 12/28/2009 12:10 AM - 2XX TUSCANY SPRINGS BLVD. N.W,CALGARY Suspects broke into the theatre room of a condominium complex.
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    .Opened on Aug 19,2009. Centre Information • 1.4 million square feet of gross building area • 1.1 million square feet of gross leasable area • 700 acres of total development area • 17 anchor tenants • 200 stores and restaurants • 6,300 parking stalls  edit
  • Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade (corner of 2nd St and 2nd Ave SW), +1 403-264-6450, [76].^ Burglary - 11/22/2009 - 10XX 72 AVE. N.W.,CALGARY Suspect(s) forced entry into a Telus Centre office building.
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    ^ Burglary - 12/01/2009 08:30 AM - 9XX 19 AVENUE S.W.,CALGARY A man entered a condominium complex by prying open a door.
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    ^ Jeffery Raymond Dajas, 27 was arrested and char Robbery - 12/19/2009 03:15 PM - 1XX 10A ST. N.W,CALGARY A man entered the Joy?s Convenience store and demanded money.
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    M-W, Sa 10AM - 6PM, Th-F 10AM - 8PM, Su 11AM - 5PM. A unique market-style mall with interesting shops, restaurants and cinemas. The market is in a state of renewal and lacks many of the attractions it once had.  edit
Downtown Calgary from Prince's Island Park
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Downtown Calgary from Prince's Island Park
  • Calgary Farmers' Market, H6, 4421 Quesnay Wood Dr SW (just off Crowchild Trail), +1 403-244-4548 (), [77].^ By providing examples of other properties that exist within the current real estate market in Calgary you will be shown just how the competition compares.
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    ^ Other parks include Elk Island, Waterton Lakes, and Wood Buffalo national parks.

    F-Sa 9AM - 5PM, Su 9AM - 4PM. Also open Th 10AM - 4PM during July and August.  .'buy', 'Calgary');return false;" title="click to edit Calgary Farmers' Market">edit
  • Crossroads Flea Market, 1235 26th Ave SE (Blackfoot Trail and Ogden Rd), +1 403-291-5208, [78].^ Event Location & Address: Calgary City Hall 800 Macleod Trail SE .
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    Indoor Market: F-Su 9AM-5PM, Outdoor Market: F-Su 8AM-5PM (summer). .Less than 5 minutes from downtown with ample free parking, Crossroads Markets is located in an eclectic 100,000 square foot historical building.^ Currently there are 12 data sets available to developers, from the locations of historical buildings to upcoming road closures.
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    Crossroads Market is home to a flea market, antique market, indoor farmer`s market, international food fair and a seasonal outdoor farmer's market.
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  • The Hillhurst-Sunnyside Farmers' Market runs Wednesday evenings at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre, 1320-5 Avenue NW. The Market runs from June to October, 3:30-8:00 p.m. (Fall hours after Labour Day, 3:30-7:30 p.m.)
  • Millarville Farmers' Market [79] Millarville Race Track (20 minutes South of Calgary), Millarville. For Info call (403) 931-2404 'Summer Market' Saturdays, June to October, 8:30AM to 12 noon. 'Christmas at Millarville' November. Millarville is the largest market in Southern Alberta! Experience a potpourri of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, home-baked pies, cut and potted flowers, crafts and original jewelry and artwork. Take some time to enjoy free entertainment, grab a mid-morning breakfast or browse the craft stands and chat with the artists.
  • Cochrane Farmers Market in Cochrane Ranche Historic Site Parking Lot Highway 1A & Highway 22 Phone Number: (403) 851-0562 Saturdays 9:00AM - 1:00PM Weekly Jun 4-Sep 24
  • Calgary Bearspaw Farmers' Market at the Bearspaw Lions Clubhouse 25240 Nagway Rd Phone Number: (403) 239-0201 Sundays 11:00AM - 3:00PM Weekly Jun 5-Sep 30 Special Markets: Christmas - dates TBA.
  • Strathmore Farmers' Market at Kinsmen Park near downtown Phone Number: (403) 901-0477 'Spring Market - held indoors' Saturday Apr 30 4:00PM - 8:00PM 'Outdoor Market' Fridays Jun 17-Sep 16 4:00PM - 8:00PM 'Christmas Market - held indoors' Saturday Nov 26 4:00PM - 8:00PM

Eat

Calgary offers a wide variety of dining options. While Calgary doesn't have a single signature dish, residents are very proud of Alberta Beef, and Calgarians are discerning clients of steakhouses. Speaking of beef, the popular Chinese-Canadian dish of ginger beef was invented in Calgary in the 1970s. Calgary is also home to a very culturally diverse population, with a very wide selection of international restaurants, especially from East and Southeast Asia, and the Mediterranean from Italy through Lebanon. Calgary is, however, generally lacking in decent Mexican food, and the inland location means that a good meal of seafood is sometimes hard to find.
.Restaurants in the downtown area are very busy between noon and 1 PM on weekdays due to the lunch crowd of office workers; if you can, try to stagger your lunch to start around 11:15 or 1:30. You'll face much shorter lineups.^ To specify midnight (start of day), select “00 / 12 am” in the Hour-field and 00 in the Minutes field To specify noon (middle of day), select “12 / 12 pm” in the Hour-field and 00 in the Minutes field Advertising More information .
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Buffets are often only prepared once for lunchtime, and visiting a buffet after 12:15 or so will typically be a depressing dining experience.
Calgary is also the city of founding for major Canadian restaurant chain, Moxies.

Budget

Note that Calgary's most abundant ethnic specialty is Vietnamese. Most neighbourhoods have at least one Vietnamese noodle shop or Vietnamese sub (banh mi) joint. Some of the other inexpensive options are as follows:
  • Cal's Calzone Zone is an Alberta calzone chain that uses local ingredients. Beer is available. .The Calgary location do serve Alberta Premium Whisky along with other liquor.^ Company: Robots and Pencils Website: http://www.robotsandpencils.com Location: Calgary , Alberta , Canada At Robots and Pencils, we love to make things for the iPhone, Web and Desktop.
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    .Credit cards are not accepted, however the prices are reasonable.
  • Chicken On The Way, 1443 Kensington Road NW, +1 403 283-5545. One of the longest-running fast food institutions in Calgary (opened 1958), Chicken On The Way delivers wonderful deep-fried chicken, french fries and corn fritters, at a fair price.^ Burglary - 12/10/2009 03:00 AM - 0-100 WOODMONT ROAD S.W,CALGARY Three culprits entered a home, by prying open a door.
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    This is an old-school joint; no frills, nothing fancy, and none of that new-fangled low-fat junk. The dining space is two picnic tables next to busy 14th St. But it's still hands-down the best fried chicken in the city. A meal runs in the $4 - 6 range.
  • Falafel King, 803 1 St SW, +1 403 269-5464. The friendly service and top-quality Middle Eastern food means that there's a lineup out the door evey lunch hour. Falafel, chicken and beef shawarma, and the best hummus in the city on the menu, with a free piece of baklava with every order, and fresh-squeezed juice on tap. Hail to the King, baby. $6-7.
  • Louie's Sub & Pizza, 1941 Uxbridge Dr. N.W, +1 403 289-8070. Best Subs in the city. Also you will find an Excellent Gourmet Pizza Selection, Chicken Souvlaki, Salads and Tina's Famous Homemade Baklava. Delivery is available. www.louiesub.com. A meal runs in the $4 - 8 range.
  • Peter's Drive-in, 219 16 Ave NE, +1 403 277-2747. Peter's Drive-In is a classic drive-through burger joint. .Great fries, burgers and milkshakes at slightly high prices, but higher quality (and large portions -- watch out for the "large" = shoebox of fries).^ This strong performance has been due in large part to conditions in natural resource markets, notably high commodity prices and strong foreign demand.

    Well known throughout Alberta. .Rather than waiting in the drive-through line, park in the adjacent lot and walk up to the front windows; you'll get faster service, and you can eat on one of the picnic tables.^ An undisclosed Burglary - 11/19/2009 10:00 AM - 71XX TEMPLE DRIVE N.E.,CALGARY Suspect(s) broke into a residence through a window.
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    Burger, shake and onion rings will cost about $8. Please note that Peter's Drive-in only accepts cash as a form of payment. They serve the finest milkshake in the city; thick and made with real fruit (over 20 flavours!).
  • Pho Pasteur Saigon, 207 1st St SE, +1 403 233-0477. Pho Pasteur Saigon is a favourite Vietnamese noodle joint. Filling and tasty and all for around $6. If they're busy, try Little Vietnamese Village, at the south entrance to the mall (half a block south), or Pho Hoai, located inside the mall.
  • Spolumbo's, 1308 9 Ave SE, +1 403 264-6452. Owned by former Calgary Stampeders players, Spolumbo's offers delicious Italian style deli foods; sandwiches, soups and salads. An in-house sausage plant makes some of Calgary's finest sausage. Try the Spolumbo's Special, a panini sandwich featuring mortadella, capicolla and genoa salami. Fresh and delicious, but a little pricey; $7-8 for a typical sandwich.
  • Super Donair Kabab Restaurant, 1018 9 Ave SE, +1 403 262-2930. This is a restaurant even Calgarians don't really know about; located in a grimy hole-in-the-wall next to a bottle depot in an out-of-the-way part of Inglewood, billed as "a touch of excellence for classy people" (the excellence part is true) and decorated with a kitschy style all its own. Kim, the charismatic owner/cook, makes some of the finest Donairs in the city, with wonderful beef and magnificent sauce; a donair and drink can be had for just $5.
  • Wicked Wedge, 618 17th Ave SW, +1 403 228-1024. The Wedge offers pizza-by-the-slice, but a cut above all other such joints. Innovative pizzas, lots of toppings and hand made crusts have made the Wicked Wedge a local landmark. Located on 17th Avenue, they draw a heavy after-bar crowd, and are busiest at 2AM on a Friday night! One of the best places to go for late-night food. $3.50 a slice.
  • Rocky’s Burger Bus, 1120 46th Ave. SE, +1-(403) 243 0405 (fax: +1-403 253-8120), [80]. Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm. .An old transit bus parked in the middle of an industrial area in SE Calgary.^ (SE) Foothills Industrial Park .
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    They proudly serve AAA Alberta beef to huge lineups on any given day, +20 or -20 come lunch time. Burgers. Fries. Onion rings. Poutine. Smokies and hot dogs. Bacon on a bun. Milkshakes. Pop. One of the best burgers in town made from fresh, hand formed 1/3 pound 100% Alberta beef
    $5-7.  edit
  • Banzai Sushi & Teriyaki House, 526A - 4th Ave. SW, +1-403 262-9060 (fax: +1-403 262-9060). Competently-executed, low-priced Japanese food in an efficient cafeteria-like setting. A good choice for a fast, cheap, satisfying lunch. Branches in Southland and Downtown. $7-9.  .'eat', 'Calgary');return false;" title="click to edit Banzai Sushi & Teriyaki House">edit
  • Boogies Burgers, A-908 Edmonton Trail NE, +1-403.230.7070.^ Ten-Year Low-Income and Special Needs Housing Strategy - A Count of Homeless Persons in Edmonton (3 reports - latest is September, 2000) - Edmonton Community Plan on Homelessness .

    large burgers on a fresh sesame bun served in many one of a kind creations. Shakes made with real ice cream & milk, Regular, spicy & yam fries. $5.  edit
  • Belmont Diner, 2008 33 ave SW, +1 403242-6782. A traditinal style diner serving breakfast until 3PM and lunch after about noon. On weekends be sure to get there early as the line can be half a block long because of its popularity and smaller size inside. .Breakfast can be a run you up to $10 but well worth it (generous portions and all made as you order).
  • Nick's Steakhouse, 2430 Crowchild Trail NW , +1 403 282-9278. If you are looking for great Alberta steaks or some tasty pizzas, this is one of Calgary's best.^ Robbery - 12/09/2009 09:15 PM - 27XX 17 AVE. S.W,CALGARY Two men robbed Van?s Pizza & Steakhouse.
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    ^ Robbery - 12/17/2009 09:40 AM - 3XX 10 STREET N.W,CALGARY A woman entered the Running Room store and demanded money from the till.
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    ^ Theft - 01/05/2010 08:00 PM - 21XX CROWCHILD TRAIL,CALGARY Two suspects robbed the Liquor Box.
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    Prices are generally between $15 to $20 for an entree. This is a short walk from the Banff Trail Train Station, across from McMahon Stadium in the North West. Close to Motel Village, where many of the hotel chains can be found.
  • Marathon Ethiopian Restaurant, 130 10 St NW, +1 403 283-6796. Marathon is Calgary's oldest and finest Ethiopian restaurant. They offer a lunch buffet on weekdays, but otherwise, often have slow service. The food makes up for it; it's very tasty and filling. .Vegetarian options available; roughly $12-15 per person.
  • Orchid Room 513 - 8 Ave SW Bankers Hall Business Phone: (403) 263-4457 A fusion of Vietnamese, Thai and French cuisine with dishes like seafood phó soup, caramelized salmon, coconut prawn soup and salad rolls stuffed with mango and shrimp.
  • Montana's Cookhouse With 5 locations throughout Calgary, including one inside the Calgary International Airport, Montana's is well known throughout the city as a great place to grab steak, chicken, and their famous ribs.^ The total number of persons traveling exceeds the maximum (5) allowed per room.

    ^ Burglary - 12/16/2009 12:15 PM - 0-100 WHITWORTH WAY N.E,CALGARY Suspects gained entry to a home by kicking in a door.
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    ^ Robbery - 12/09/2009 09:15 PM - 27XX 17 AVE. S.W,CALGARY Two men robbed Van?s Pizza & Steakhouse.
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    Also note that every Wednesday night at every location is "All You Can Eat Ribs Night", starting at around $25 Canadian for one person. Meals in general are around $15-$20 Canadian per person. [81]
  • The Coup, 924b 17th Avenue SW (Door off a railed-in sidewalk area.), +1-403-541-1041 (), [82]. Mon closed; Tue - Fri: 11:30AM - 3PM, 5PM - 'close'; Sat, Sun: 9AM - 3PM, 5PM - 'close'. This all-vegetarian restaurant serves a variety of interesting flavours from largely organic and local ingredients. You may have to wait for a few minutes to get a seat in the cozy 32-seat dining room, since they take no reservations and seat at most six per table, but ask for a drink from the full bar (liquor and coffee) as you wait. Try the yam fries, for instance as a side to the El Taco grilled tortilla wrap with shredded beets, or the War and Peas soba noodle salad. Plenty of vegan options. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. dinner entrée $9-13 plus drinks and tax.  edit
  • Eds Restaurant. This place is horrible! overpriced, not fresh!  edit
  • Laurier Lounge, 1111 - 7 Street SW, 1-4-3-228-3772, [83]. Possibly the most romantic atmosphere in town. French influenced, located in historic Stanley house. Dishes range from Poutine ($10), Filet Mignon Hambourgeois ($15 - touted as the best burger in Calgary) up to Beef fondue for 2 ($65 - 30 day aged beef, simmering beef & onion broth, baked potato, raw vegetables, mixed green salad & a trio of dipping sauces. Voted best fondue in Calgary)  edit
  • La Chaumiere, 139 17th Ave SW, +1 403 228-5690. A Calgary institution. Serves classic French Haute Cuisine. Excellent wine cellar.
  • The Belvedere, 107 8th Ave. SW, +1 403 265-9595. The only restaurant to win the coveted Birks Silver Spoon Award for 2 consecutive years. Flawless service and atmosphere. Well-stocked bar and lounge with a nice selection of Cuban cigars.
  • Saltlik Steakhouse, 101 8th Ave SW, "+1 403" 537-1160. This is a high-end steakhouse in the core of downtown, and is extremely popular with the oilmen working in the core, and for good reason. The food and service is generally excellent with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Steak is, as expected, quite good. $15 to $35 for an entree.
  • Brava Bistro, 723 17 Avenue SW, "+1 403" 228-1854. Brava is a well-known and popular spot for those looking for an excellent and varied menu. Varied menu with excellent wine matching and interesting selections. $20-30 per entree.
  • River Cafe, 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary AB T2P, (403) 261-7670
  • Japanese Village 317 10 Avenue Sw Calgary, AB T2R 0A5 - (403) 262-2738. A teppan and Steak house, Japanese Village leads the city's Japanese cuisine. They offer meals cooked in front of your eyes and food that is to die for!

Drink

Calgary is the original home of the Caesar, and has many bars located throughout the city, although the core is where the trendiest clubs are located. There is also the ever popular 17th Avenue SW, home to the Red Mile.
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  • Cat'n'Fiddle, 540 16th Avenue NW, +1 403 289 0414, Great place to head for a pint of almost any brew you can think of, sometimes with a touch of Irish
  • Ship and Anchor Pub, 534 17th Ave SW, +1 403 245-3333, An excellent place for live music, a lively young crowd, and cheap eats.
  • Melrose Cafe and Bar, 730 17th Ave SW, +1 403 228 3566, A place to sit in the sun on the patio and people watch.^ This report outlines what low-income Calgarians and people living in poverty say we need to achieve to make our city and province a good place to live for everyone.

    Named as the heart of Calgary's "Red Mile" during the 2004 NHL playoffs.
  • The Back Alley, [84] 4630 Macleod Trail South, +1 403 287-2500 Upbeat nightclub featuring rock and hip-hop music, must do for a partier. It has been nicknamed "the crackalley" or, simply, "the crack" by locals for its somewhat harder-edge crowd and atmosphere. Exercise caution, and when possible, go with a group.
  • Snatch, #24 7400 Mcleod Trail, +1 403 255-4646, The old Outlaws - high energy club with hiphop, top 40's, house and R&B music..
  • Cowboys, 1088 Olympic Way SE, +1 403 265-0699, [85]. Typical nightclub. "The most fun you can have with your boots on!" Opened April 30, 2008 at the location of the former Coyotes.  edit
  • HiFi Club, [86] for those who aren't cowboys/cowgirls and want some different, alternative music.
  • Whiskey Nightclub, [87] - 341, 10th Ave SW - Larger Nightclub, Thursdays - Saturday. Generally older crowds. 25 and up on Saturdays
  • The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club, [88] 109 7th Ave SW - Upstairs is a BBQ restaurant featuring various meats smoked over apple and cherry wood along with an expansive selection of bourbon, tequila and whisky. Fridays feature live rock-a-billy from 5-9PM while the downstairs bar features live music every Friday and Saturday evening.
  • The Rose & Crown Pub, 1503 4 Street Southwest, 403-244-7757 - Two level pub with a large wood fireplace during the winter. Live music, large beer selection.
  • The Twisted Element (Twisted), 1006 - 11th Avenue SW, 403-802-0230, [89]. .Wed 8PM - close, Thurs-Sat 9PM til close, Sun 7PM - close, Mon-Tues Closed.^ Beddington Calgary To: Calgary Looking for a car pool to the university of calgary tues-thurs Sept-Decand mon-thurs in Jan-April .
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    Calgary's only gay nightclub (although there is a leather bar with a heavy gay presence), Twisted has an incredible variety of clientele. Mostly gay and bisexual men and boys and a variety of lesbian bisexual and straight girls. Wednesdays and Thursdays feature amateur strip contests along a number of themes and good drink specials.  edit
  • Morgan's, 1324 17th Ave SW. An industry favourite. A great live music pub with cheaper drinks than most places on 17th Ave. Tuesdays host the must-see Broken Toyz an exceptionally talented Glam-Rock band who have become local legends. Get there before 9 to avoid long line-ups.  edit
Calgary features other bars and clubs such as Tequila Nightclub, Tantra, Ceili's Irish Pub, Ranchman's and much more.
  • Hostelling International-Calgary City Centre, 520 7th Avenue SE, +1 403 269-8239, FAX: +1 403 266-6227, [90]. The hostel is located just outside the downtown core on the edge of the "East Village" district. .The area doesn't have the best of reputations, but has improved significantly over the past few years.^ Over the past few years, he has conducted historical research.

    Walking distance from bars, restaurants, shopping centres and transit. Dorms and Private available. Standard prices for hostels in big cities ($25-30 in a dormitory). Very important to book a bed, as it is the only hostel in town and it fills up fast.
  • University of Calgary Guest Accommodation, 2500 University Drive NW, +1-403-220-3210 (, fax: +1-403-282-8443), [91]. On the U of C campus in northwestern Calgary (address is for the administrative office, not the residences). Offers 17 hotel rooms year round, and hundreds of apartments and student dorm rooms from early May to late August. Access to on-campus services like laundry, parking, cafeterias. .See if you can book by sending a credit card number through email or phone, and skip the somewhat awkward form which they want you to print out, fill in, and fax back. $89/queen room, $109/queen+twin room, plus tax.^ But when you add up the numbers, they don't exactly paint a picture of a content electorate.

    ^ Clients are free to get their photos printed wherever they like from their CD or they can order professional quality prints through us...
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  • Mount Royal College, 200 Mount Royal Circle S.W, +1 (403) 440-6275 (, fax: +1 (403) 440-6281), [92]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. .Fully furnished one-, two- and four-bedroom apartment and townhouse units on the Mount Royal campus in southwestern Calgary (address is for the administrative office, not the residences).^ Burglary - 11/24/2009 11:40 PM - 12XX 12 AVENUE S.W.,CALGARY Two men attempted to break into an apartment.
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    Each room has local phone service, voice mail, and Internet access via Ethernet cable.
    One-bedroom studio $93.50, Four-bedroom townhouse $51.70/room, inc tax.  edit
  • SAIT Polytechnic, 136 Dr. Carpenter Circle (Clos), +1 403 284.8013 (, fax: +1 403 284.8435), [93]. On the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) campus in southwestern Calgary (address is for the administrative office, not the residences).  edit
  • Nuvo Hotel Suites [94] 827 12th Avenue SW, +1 403 452 6789, FAX: +1 403 764 0902, [95] Modern suites situated in the heart of the beltine, all including furnished kitchen, complimentary wireless internet and phone calls. Perfect for your short or long term stay. Rates start at $119 per night. Weekly and monthly deals available.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Calgary-University[96], 2231 Banff Trail NW, +1 403 289-9800, FAX: +1 403 289-9560, YYCHS_Hampton_Suites@hilton.com. .How to get there: From Vancouver: Go East on the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) stay on it when you get to Calgary then turn left (Northwest on Banff Trail) and it will be the 2nd or 3rd building on the left.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Calgary-Airport [97], 2420 37th Ave, +1 403 250-4667, FAX: +1 403 255-5788, YYCAL_Hampton_Suites@hilton.com How to get there: Follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) then turn on to Barlow Trail and head North till you get to 37th Avenue then take a left and it will be about the last building on the right.
  • 5 Calgary Downtown Suites, 618 - 5th Avenue SW (intersection of 5th Ave SW and 5th St SW), +1-403-451-5551, [98].^ Burglary - 11/22/2009 - 10XX 72 AVE. N.W.,CALGARY Suspect(s) forced entry into a Telus Centre office building.
    • Calgary Crime Map - Showing Crime in Calgary, Canada - Crime Statistics - Crime Alerts - Crime Stops Here 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC spotcrime.com [Source type: General]

    The combination of fairly low rates with a full suite layout including furnished kitchen and living room located right downtown makes this a great deal. Pets welcome, for a fee. Restaurant, bar, spa, and parking in the building. Free wireless internet access. Self-serve laundry in basement available anytime, $4.50/load washed & dried. Toll-free phone +1-888-561-7666. $109/night for a king bed suite; parking $30/day (free on weekends).  edit
  • Best Western Hospitality, 135 Southland Drive SE (Near Southland Mall). Very friendly services in a nice and convenient location near MacLeod Trail, and 10 minutes from the lively Downtown Core. Also very nice suites.  edit
  • Calgary Marriott Hotel (across from the Calgary Tower) [99]. 110 9th Avenue, SE, Phone: 1-403-266-7331, Toll-free: 1-800-896-6878. The Calgary Marriott Hotel features the city's largest rooms, an indoor pool, whirlpool, and outdoor patio areas in a downtown location. Rates from $136 /night.
  • Kensington Riverside Inn, 1126 Memorial Dr NW Calgary , AB T2N 3E3 T: 403 228 4442; F: 403.228.9608; [100]. This is a boutique hotel in Kensington, just across the river from downtown. They have an amazing exterior display of "Whoville" from "The Grinch who Stole Christmas" during the holidays.
  • The Fairmont Palliser, 133 9th Avenue SW, +1 403 262-1234 (, fax: +1 403 260-1260), [101]. The original landmark hotel in downtown Calgary, originally built in 1914 by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the era when luxury was an art. Along with the other former CP hotels (The Banff Springs Hotel, The Empress, The Chateau Frontenac, Hotel York, etc.), this is one of the grand old dames.  edit
  • Calgary Hyatt, 700 Centre Street SE.  edit
  • Sheraton Calgary, 255 Barclay Parade SW.  edit
  • Garden Inn Calgary Airport, 2335 Pegasus Road, N.E.  edit
  • Westin Calgary, 320 4th Avenue SW.  edit

Stay safe

Safety

Although Calgary is generally a very safe place, walking at night should be avoided in the East Village and Victoria Park areas of downtown (generally speaking, this is the area adjacent to the Stampede Grounds and north to the Bow River). Calgary's 2005 murder rate of 2 murders per 100,000 inhabitants was, for example, less than one-tenth the murder rate of Chicago and one-twentieth that of Baltimore. Always keep your wits about you when the bars close, regardless of the area of town.
Panhandlers are a common sight in Calgary's downtown core. The majority of them just need to be told 'No' but some can be persistent. Others can be much more dangerous, so it would be wise to keep your distance. A great number of agencies exist to assist the disadvantaged in Calgary and true charity cases receive assistance from them regularly; money is far better spent donating to these agencies as it ensures that those truly in need will receive it. For that reason, visitors are encouraged not to give money to strangers in the street.
Take care when crossing LRT tracks, as the trains are large, silent, fast and deadly. There are no electrified rails.
Boaters on the Bow River should note the Weir located just downstream of the Calgary Zoo; heed the warning signs. People can and do perish here, the strongest swimmers among them.
Driving within Calgary can be extremely frustrating during the winter months. This is because despite its lack of heavy snow, temperatures still remain below freezing and thus allow ice to form on many roads. The most dangerous times are when the ice is a clear sheet which resembles the road, rightly called "Black Ice".
Weather in Calgary is unpredictable. It is always best to dress in layers and come prepared for extremes, even within the same day.

Contact

The area codes in Calgary are 403 and 587.
  • Calgary wireless hotspots [102]
  • Calgary Chinese Online Community [103]
  • The Calgary Health Link [104] is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week nurse telephone advice and health information service where registered nurses will provide you with advice and information about health symptoms and concerns. Health Link nurses can also help you find appropriate services and health information. 943-LINK (5465)

Hospitals

  • Alberta Children's Hospital [105] 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW Phone: (403) 955-7211
  • Foothills Medical Centre [106] 1403 - 29 Street NW Phone: (403) 944-1110
  • Peter Lougheed Centre [107] 3500 - 26 Avenue NE Phone: (403) 943-4555
  • Rockyview General Hospital [108] 7007 - 14 Street SW Phone: (403) 943-3000

Urgent Care Centres

  • South Calgary Health Centre [109] 31 Sunpark Plaza SE Phone: (403) 943-9300
  • 8th & 8th Health Centre [110] 912 - 8th Avenue SW Phone: (403) 781-1200

Get out

Nearby Banff and Jasper are both well-known winter ski areas, and are mountain summer escapes. Kananaskis Country and Canmore are other mountain destinations about an hour car travel away. .Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is a 3-hour drive South of Calgary.^ Theft - 11/28/2009 - 38XX MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E.,CALGARY Suspect(s) entered a parked semi-trailer that was located in a fenced compound.
  • Calgary Crime Map - Showing Crime in Calgary, Canada - Crime Statistics - Crime Alerts - Crime Stops Here 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC spotcrime.com [Source type: General]

.Edmonton is the nearest urban, metropolitan centre to the North and host to North America's largest mall and has a vibrant cultural scene.^ Edmonton is the first municipality in North America to deploy OGDI. .
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Located south and east of Calgary are 2 of Alberta's 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, 18 km north and west of Fort Macleod, is a 90 minute drive south of Calgary. Its excellent interpretive centre is open year round.
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park, near Brooks, 2 hours east of Calgary, is a 73 sq km park boasting one of the best dinosaur fossil beds in the world.
The world famous Royal Tyrrell Museum, located in Drumheller (90 minutes east of Calgary), also houses many palaeontological specimens.
.In Turner Valley, a 45 minute drive south of Calgary, is the Turner Valley Gas Plant National and Provincial Historic Site [111].^ Burglary - 12/07/2009 01:50 AM - 94XX HIDDEN VALLEY DRIVE N.W.,CALGARY A victim observed two men ring the doorbell to a residence.
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^ Robbery - 01/05/2010 09:45 AM - 100XX ELBOW DRIVE,CALGARY The culprit robbed Bank of Montreal with an undisclosed amount of cash .
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.There is a pioneering gas plant and see how natural gas from Canada's largest gas field was processed prior to WWII. However, as of March 2008, the site is closed pending a decision on its future.^ See what gas prices are around Canada with our gas price heat maps!
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The Remington Carriage Museum [112] in Cardston houses the largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in North America, with over 250 carriages, wagons and sleighs.
Routes through Calgary
BanffCanmore  W noframe E  StrathmoreRegina
EdmontonAirdrie  N noframe S  → Okotoks → Cardston
Canmore ← Cochrane ←  W noframe E  END
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1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

.CALGARY, the oldest city in the province of Alberta.^ Calgary, a city in the state of Alberta, Canada.
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^ City or Town within the province of Alberta .
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^ Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada.
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Pop. .(1901) 4091; (1907) 21,112. It is situated in 114 15 W., and 5143/4 N., on the Bow river, which flows with its crystal waters from the pass in the Rocky Mountains, by which the main line Df the Canadiati Pacific railway crosses the Rocky Mountains.^ The Oldman and Bow rivers combine to form the South Saskatchewan, which is joined by the Red Deer River before flowing east with the North Saskatchewan toward Hudson Bay .
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^ The Fairmont Chateau lake Louise is situated in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

^ (In this case rivers flow east through Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba to the Hudson Bay or west through British Columbia to the Pacific Ocean.

The pass properKananaskispenetrates the mountains beginning 40 m. west of .Calgary, and the well-known wateringplace, Banif, lies 81 m.^ Calgary is well-known as a destination for winter sports and ecotourism with a number of major mountain resorts near the city and metropolitan area.

^ Western Canadian Place-North Western Canadian Place North is more popularly known as the head office of Husky Energy a well-known oil company based in Calgary.
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west of it, in the .Canadian national park.^ Click here to book day tours in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies from Calgary.
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The streets are wide and laid out on a rectangular system. .The buildings are largely of stone, the building stone used being the brown Laramie sandstone, found in the valley of the Bow river in the neighborhood of the city.^ Then you arrive in Calgary , a booming city of 800,000 with a very pretty downtown with lots of glass and mirrors along the Bow River.

^ Arenas being used for the summer 2009: Cardel Place, Bowness Sportsplex, Chestermere, Crowfoot YMCA, Crowchild Twin.

^ Fly fishing guide service offering float trips on the famous Bow River, as well as the Oldman & Red Deer rivers, for wild brown and rainbow trout .
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.Calgary is an important point on the Canadian Pacific railway, which has a general superintendent resident here.^ Some of the major companies headquartered in the city include Canadian Pacific Railway, Imperial Oil, EnCana and Petro-Canada.
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^ Click here to book day tours in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies from Calgary.
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^ Many of them moved westward on the Canadian Pacific Railway , which was completed in 1885 , and which traveled through Alberta, passing through Calgary, and into British Columbia via the Kicking Horse Pass .
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It is an important centre of whole~ale Sealers, and also of industrial establishments. .Calgary is near the site of Fort La Jonquire founded by the French in 1752. Did Bow fort was- a trading post for many years though now in ruins.^ Shopping and the arts bring many to Canada's Cowtown, but Calgary trades most seriously on its Western appeal.
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^ What used to be a ranching and meat-packing based economy is now a corporate headquarters for the many oil and telecommunications companies that are based in Calgary.
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^ Destination Books: Las Vegas(2010) Hawaii (2010) Orlando(2010) Orange County(2010) Previewing Discounts Near: Calgary,AB .
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The present city was created by the building of the Canadian Pacific railway about 1883.


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Calgary
Plural
-
Calgary
  1. The largest city of the province of Alberta (Canada).

Derived terms

Translations

  • Greek: Κάλγκαρι
  • Hebrew: קלגרי (qalgari)
  • Japanese: カルガリー (Karugarī)

Simple English

Calgary might mean any of the following places:

  • Calgary, Mull is a village and a bay on the Isle of Mull, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Fort Calgary was a Northwest Mounted Police fort founded in 1875, named after Scotland's Calgary. It is now a historic site
  • Calgary, Alberta is the largest city in Alberta, Canada; founded on the site of the fort
    • The Calgary Flames are a National Hockey League team from Calgary.
    • The Calgary Region is the area surrounding and including the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • The Calgary Health Region is the health district of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and neighbouring areas
  • 96192 Calgary, an asteroid


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